Three people charged after Broadford Bridge protest

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Three people have been charged following a protest outside the Broadford Bridge oil drilling site near Adversane on Monday (June 5).

Specialist police officers had to be called to the site when protesters locked themselves together.

The protest followed a ‘Greet the Dawn’ meditation at 5am when protesters called on UK Oil and Gas to stop drilling for World Environment Day.

Three protesters, two men and a woman, then locked themselves to concrete in front of the gate at the drilling site.

Nearly 20 police officers arrived on the scene, including a protest removal team, which used specialist equipment to cut the protesters free safely.

A police spokesman said: “Connor Heffey, 25, an animal trainer of no fixed address, Charlotte Feasey, 31, unemployed, of Padstow Walk, Crawley and Daniel White, 23, unemployed, of Adversane Lane, Adversane, have all been charged with using violence or intimidation on person, family or property to compel activity or abstention from lawful activity.

“They have been bailed to appear at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on July 4.”

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