Monday, April 18, 2011

DPP say Activists can appeal against Police spy case

Director of Public Prosecutions Kier Starmer QC has told 20 people to appeal against convictions over planned protests at a power station.His letter comes after revelations that the Ratcliffe-on-Soar protesters had been infiltrated by an undercover police officer.

Mr Starmer said the CPS had reviewed the 2010 convictions amid allegations about former Pc Mark Kennedy.The Court of Appeal should look at the cases as soon as possible, he added.The 20 protesters contacted by Mr Starmer were convicted in December 2010 of conspiracy to commit aggravated trespass at the Nottinghamshire power station the year before.They were given a mixture of community service orders and conditional discharges - and the judge accepted they were "decent men and women" motivated by their concern for the environment.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13117333#story_continues_2

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