UK: Sussex police under fire for 'criminalising' fracking protests - Force accused of misusing section 14 orders last year with just 29 convictions resulting from 126 arrests at Cuadrilla site


"The last of the criminal trials resulting from 126 arrests made by Sussex police during days of action outside the Cuadrilla site last summer finished this month. Of 114 charges, relating to 90 individuals, only 29 resulted in convictions, according to freedom of information responses from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the police."

See the story: Sussex police under fire for 'criminalising' fracking protests - Force accused of misusing section 14 orders last year with just 29 convictions resulting from 126 arrests at Cuadrilla site (Guardian, link)

 

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