MP asks government to investigate fracking sentence judge who has family links to oil and gas industry

The government has been asked to investigate a judge who jailed three fracking protesters after the Mirror revealed his family links to the oil and gas industry.  Judge Robert Altham jailed Simon Blevins, 26, Richard Roberts, 36, and Richard Loizou, 31, over their demonstration at a Cuadrilla site in Little Plumpton, Lancashire.

Critics claimed the punishment was “manifestly excessive”.

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