All six Bexhill tree-top protesters acquitted of aggravated trespass

13.03.14 | |

After a 13 day trial of six defendants charged with aggravated trespass, all six were acquitted following the District Judge’s finding that they Crown had not proven they had the intention to disrupt or obstruct lawful activity/ had not committed a distinct and overt act beyond trespass. Delivering a 100 page judgement at Brighton Magistrates Court, the District Judge commented that Miss Mir, representing Ms Harrison had successfully argued that she did not have the relevant intention to disrupt lawful activity and was merely exercising her Article 10 and 11 rights to freedom of expression in protest against the building of the link road. 

 

Miss Mir co-defended alongside Ms Shahida Begum, Mr Ali Bandegani and Ms Maria Moodie of Garden Court Chambers. 

 

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