Three men who were jailed for protesting outside a fracking site have had their “manifestly excessive” sentences quashed on appeal.
The activists had been sent to prison over their 100-hour demonstration at the Cuadrilla site in Little Plumpton, Lancashire.
Soil scientist Simon Blevins, 26, teacher Richard Roberts, 36, and piano restorer Rich Loizou, 31, were released by the Court of Appeal on Wednesday.
Blevins and Roberts had been jailed for 16 months and Loizou for 15 months, but these sentences were replaced by conditional discharges.
However, the trio have vowed to carry on with their protests and lawyers representing them say a challenge to the original convictions may be in the offing.
Full story: http://www.itv.com/news/2018-10-17/three-anti-fracking-activists-released-from-prison-over-cuadrilla-demonstration/
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