Caroline Lucas and other protesters outside court
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Caroline Lucas: Judgement 'not cause for celebration'

Green MP Caroline Lucas and four co-defendants have been cleared of obstructing a public highway and a public order offence during an anti-fracking protest in Balcombe, West Sussex.

The group were arrested outside energy company Cuadrilla's exploratory oil drilling site on 19 August last year.

Speaking outside Brighton Magistrates' Court, the Brighton Pavilion MP said: "This judgement is right but this is not a victory or cause for celebration."

BBC South East Today's Jon Hunt spoke to Ms Lucas's co-defendant Ruth Potts, from Totnes in Devon, and members of the public.

  • 17 Apr 2014
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