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Reclaim Hinkley Protestors Arrested
The occupation of Langborough Barn on EDF's Hinkley Point Development site came to an end today, as over 20 Bailiffs and 10 police officers began the eviction at 6am this morning. It took around three hours for them to remove the Barnstormers. Specialist climbers were brought in after one of the Barnstormers Emily, bravely climbed onto the roof of the barn, whilst another, Theo Simon, locked himself to a window frame, high in the barn wall. Theo and a second local man were arrested.
Both are being detained in custody overnight to appear at the Taunton Deane Magistrates court tomorrow morning at 9:30 am. Theo's wife Shannon on hearing the news remarked “Theo cares passionately about this land and about moving towards a more sane and sustainable future which means one without nuclear power. he is prepared to stand up for what he believes in and I am behind him 100%.”
On Monday Nikki Clark and Theo Simon appeared in the High Court in London where were EDF gained a high court injunction against them to prevent them accessing the land at Hinkley Point. Theo may be facing imprisonment for allegedly breaching the injunction.
Said local mum Nikki Clark “I think that it is outrageous that a concerned parent can be thrown into jail for standing up for his community and our children, EDF are the real criminals and it is them who should be jailed for their criminal destruction of our community when they haven't even made a decision on whether or not to build Hinkley C.”
Note to editor
Taunton deane magistrates court is st johns rd TA1 4AX court appearance begins at 9:30am all media inquiries to
07530947554 or 07805666239
There will be photo opportunities from 9:30am onwards.