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Hastings Link Road protesters due in court
Eighteen protesters against a major road development are to appear in court today (March 20).
Campaigners against the proposed Hastings to Bexhill Link Road, including the managing director of Brighton’s Big Lemon Bus Company, Tom Druitt, and the daughter of Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde, Natalie Hynde, are due at Hastings Magistrates’ Court.
The protestors, including a number from Sussex but others from Wales, Sheffield, Southampton and Cambridge, face a variety of counts. Hynde, 30, of St James Road, Hastings, is accused of obstructing a person engaged in a lawful activity and obstructing an enforcement officer engaged to execute a High Court writ.
Druitt, 34, of Osmond Road, Hove, faces identical charges.
Simon Medhurst, 54, of High Street, Hastings; Adrian Hopkins, 28, of Marina, St Leonards; Patrick Nicholson, 48, of High Street, Hastings; May Palmer, 61, of Paynton Road, St Leonards; Rosa Canadas, 33, of High Street, Hastings, and Alistair Cannall, 23, of London Road, Brighton, all face the same charges. Anna Campbell, 21, of St John’s Terrace, Lewes, is accus-ed of obstructing a person en-gaged in an lawful activity and of having a police cap badge despite not being a special constable or a member of the police.
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