Twenty-one protestors charged in connection with HS2 demonstration in Denham.

Twenty-one people have been charged in connection with a protest which took place in Maple Cross, Denham on Friday 9th.

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yesterday’s tripod block at the HS2 works in Denham. Credit: Extinction Rebellion

The charges related a demonstration which saw protesters assembling large structures with complex lock-on devices to block entrances at an HS2 construction site in the morning at 7am.

Specialist officers worked throughout the day to remove them, and the site was made clear by around 3pm.#

The following people were charged with Section 241 of the Trade Union Act, namely compelling another person to abstain from doing an act which that person had a legal right to do:

  • Morgan Trowland, aged 37, of Massie Road, Hackney, London
  • Janet Payne, aged 41, of Llangammarch, Powys, Wales
  • Amanda Fox, aged 49, of Kilderkin Way, Norwich, Norfolk
  • Anne Taylor, aged 71, of Walton Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Jessica Causby, aged 24, of Longfield Avenue, Walthamstow, London
  • Tam Millar, aged 57, of no fixed address
  • Theresa Norton, aged 62, of Esplanade Gardens, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
  • Joanne Murphy, aged 55, of Sibson Road, Greater Manchester
  • Rebecca House, aged 33, of Rutland Road, South Hackney, London
  • Jessica Upton, aged 59, of Chester Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Marcus Decker, aged 31, of no fixed address
  • Alisha Belte, aged 22, of no fixed address
  • Gabriella Ditton, aged 26, of Silver Road, Norwich, Norfolk
  • Samuel Nicholson, aged 34, of Woodmansterne Road, Streatham, London
  • Terry Hilton, aged 36, of no fixed address
  • Bethany Croarkin, aged 25, of Denham Court Drive, Denham, Buckinghamshire
  • Simon Morgan, aged 30, of Ripon Road, West Green, London
  • Roger Ings, aged 48, of Dore View, Dorstone, Herefordshire
  • Piers Clifford, aged 58, of Spode Lane, Cowden, Kent

Two young people under the age of 18 have also been charged in connection with this incident. 

Those charged in the list above have been released on bail but with conditions.

  • Not to interfere with the workings or operations of any HS2 site.
  • Not to go within 500 metres of the HS2 site in Hertfordshire.

In a statement on its website this morning, Extinction Rebellion said: “Today, Friday October 9, Extinction Rebellion and Stop HS2 have responded to the Prime Minister’s call to protect biodiversity by blocking HS2 worksites across the 140-mile stretch from London to Birmingham asking him to tell the truth and, in his own words ‘act now without dither or delay’.

“Extinction Rebellion targeted the 135 acre tunnelling site in West Hyde near Denham next to the M25, where the £16million tunnel boring machines are due to break into the Chilterns in early 2021.”

Credit: Extinction Rebellion

In conjunction with the National Day of Action Against HS2, by Extinction Rebellion, residents from Aylesbury held their 2nd peaceful protest along the Oxford Road. The National Day saw protests along the route of HS2 from Birmingham to London

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