Dartford JSO protestor freed

The pressure group Just Stop Oil has announced that Dartford Crossing protestor Morgan Trowland has been freed after 14 months in jail. He had been arrested after the protest in October 2022 and remanded, and was then jailed for three years at a trial in April this year. His fellow protestor Markus Decker, who was […]

Met arrests more than 600 in five weeks of Just Stop Oil protests

London’s Metropolitan Police have revealed a total of 657 arrests have been made over the last five weeks as its officers worked to keep London moving in the face of Just Stop Oil disruption. Activists also faced 338 charges as a result of dozens of attempts to bring the capital to a standstill, which the […]

Dartford Crossing protestors lose Supreme Court appeal

two Just Stop Oil protesters have lost their Supreme Court appeals against jail sentences for scaling the bridge the Dartford Crossing. Morgan Trowland, 40, and Marcus Decker, 34, were jailed after using ropes and other climbing gear to scale the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, causing gridlock when police closed it to traffic last October. In […]

Jailed Dartford protestors lose appeal

Two activists jailed for a protest which closed the QE2 Bridge at the Dartford Crossing for 37 hours last October have lost their bid to have their sentences reduced. Just Stop Oil activists Morgan Trowland, 40, and Marcus Decker, 34, used ropes and other climbing equipment to scale the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, which links […]

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. […]

Just Stop Oil activists jailed for Dartford disruption

Two men have been sentenced after causing widespread disruption across the Southeast when they climbed the QEII Bridge at the Dartford Crossing. Morgan Trowland (pictured right) and Marcus Decker (left) began climbing the bridge stanchions in the early hours of 17 October last year. The men then eventually climbed to about 200ft above the water […]

Dartford protest sentencing delayed

Two Just Stop Oil protestors convicted of causing a public nuisance occupying the QE2 Bridge at Dartford have had their sentencing delayed because of a lack of legal representation. The pair climbed the bridge last October, causing it to be closed for two days. That led to significant traffic delays in the area. Activists Morgan […]

Protestors guilty over Dartford Crossing closure

Two protesters have been found guilty of causing the Dartford Crossing to be shut last October after climbing the bridge in a Just Stop Oil protest. Activists Morgan Trowland, 40, of Islington, London, and 34-year-old Marcus Decker, 34, of no fixed address, claimed it was a peaceful protest but were convicted at Basildon Crown Court […]

QEII Bridge protestors to face trial next year

Two men accused of causing the closure of the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge in a protest last month have been committed to stand trial next year. The BBC and other media report that 33-year-old Marcus Decker of no fixed address, pleaded not guilty at Basildon Crown Court to one count of causing a public nuisance. […]


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