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Five people charged over Brighton Smash EDO protest
Five people have been charged with failing to leave an area where police banned demonstrating at a Smash EDO protest on Monday.
Chris Osmond, 32, who police described as “of no known address”, Lisa Butler, 32, of Howard Road, Brighton, Chris Dyer, 46, from Durrington Gardens, Goring, Worthing, Dee Murphy, 57, of Brooklands Terrace, Swansea, Jessica Nero, 35, from Graham Road, Mitcham, Surrey, were all charged with breaching an order issued under Section 14 of the Public Order Act.
The law was used to confine a demonstration by anti-arms group Smash EDO to an area of Home Farm Road some distance away from the factory it campaigns to close down.
They are due to appear in court on August 3.
A 37-year-old Hove man arrested on suspicion of obstructing the highway, a 61-year-old London man arrested on suspicion of a breach of the peace and breaching the Public Order Act, and a 22-year-old Brighton man arrested on suspicion of breaching the Public Order Act, have been bailed without charge until August 21.
No further action is being taken against a 19-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of breaching bail conditions, and a tenth arrestee who was released on Monday.