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. […]

National Highways obtains new injunction to stop M25 protesters

National Highways has secured a new injunction intended to deter protesters from disrupting England’s busiest motorway. The High Court injunction covers structures on the M25 will remain in place until mid November next year, or until the High Court makes any further order. The injunction, granted before the Honourable Mr Justice Soole, seeks to prevent […]

Sunak “wants Just Stop Oil crackdown”

Police will this week be told by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to crack down on Just Stop Oil protestors who have regularly blocked to Britain’s roads over the past few months. The protest group is planning its latest campaign of disruption in and the Mail on Sunday reports that Mr Sunak has increasingly expressed his […]


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