Just Stop Oil protestors challenging Dartford prison sentences

Two Just Stop Oil protesters jailed after scaling a bridge on the Dartford Crossing are looking to challenge their sentences at the Court of Appeal.

Morgan Trowland, 40, and Marcus Decker, 34, used ropes and other climbing equipment to scale the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, which links the M25 in Essex and Kent last October.

In April, a jury unanimously found the pair guilty of causing a public nuisance and Trowland was jailed to three years in prison, while Decker was jailed for two years and seven months.

The Evening Standard newspaper reports that protesters are now due to bring bids to challenge their prison sentences at the Court of Appeal in London on Wednesday.

Just Stop Oil previously said Judge Collery was “trying to set a precedent” and “deter people” by jailing two of its activists over the Dartford Crossing protest.

(Picture – Just Stop Oil)


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