Bristol Nuclear Scientist found guilty by Blackpool Court

PRESS RELEASE Thursday 5th March 2015

Bristol Nuclear Scientist found guilty by Blackpool Court
Dr Rowland Dye appeared in court on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th March accused of aggravated trespass by the North West Chamber of Commerce, in collusion with the fracking company Cuadrilla Resources. He was found guilty and was fined with costs £1326.83.
The Judge conceded that Dr Dye was of good character with no previous convictions and was motivated by strong moral beliefs.

The trespass formed part of a day of action by the environmental group Reclaim the Power who held their summer camp in a field on the outskirts of Blackpool in solidarity with local anti fracking campaigners.

Dr Dye was arrested in December following a police investigation into a group of activists who entered and occupied the North West Chamber of Commerce offices at Amy Johnson Way, Blackpool, Lancashire, the protestors were attempting to gain entry to the offices of Cuadrilla Resources who lease the first floor space from the Chamber of commerce

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