Three jailed fracking protesters freed on appeal
Three men jailed for protesting at a fracking site have been freed after their sentences were quashed.
Simon Blevins, 26, Richard Roberts, 36, and Rich Loizou, 31, became the first UK anti-fracking protesters to be sent to prison, after climbing on lorries at Cuadrilla’s site in Lancashire.
Sheffield man freed from prison after challenging fracking protest story
A Sheffield man has been freed from prison today after challenging a prison sentence imposed over an anti-fracking protest. Simon Roscoe Blevins, aged 26, of Andover Street, Burngreave, is one of three men granted their freedom today after successfully challenging prison sentences imposed after they were convicted of causing a public nuisance outside a fracking site in Lancaster.
Jailed Sheffield man appeals against sentence for anti-fracking protest
A jailed Sheffield man’s appeal against his sentence for an anti-fracking protest is to be heard in court today.
Simon Roscoe Blevins, aged 26, of Andover Street, Burngreave, was one of three men jailed over a protest outside a fracking site in Lancashire which lasted almost 100 hours.
They climbed on top of a convoy of lorries to prevent them delivering supplies to energy firm Cuadrilla’s site in July last year.
Crowd gathers outside court as Sheffield man appeals prison sentence
A crowd has gathered outside the Royals Courts of Justice as a Sheffield man challenges his prison sentence today.
Around 100 supporters have turned out to back Simon Roscoe Blevins, aged 26, from Andover Street, Burngreave, and two other environmental campaigners, who are appealing against prison sentences imposed for a protest they staged outside a fracking site in Lancashire in July last year.
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