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More charges over anti-nuclear protest at Devon base

Eight more people have been charged with public order offences following an anti-nuclear protest outside Plymouth's Devonport naval base.

More than 100 people took part in the demonstration on Monday morning.

The charges include aggravated trespass and wilful obstruction of a public highway other than with a car.

Two men from Somerset were charged on Monday with failing to comply with conditions imposed on a public assembly.

David Jesse, 28, from Taunton and Theodore Simon, 52, from Shepton Mallet are due to appear before Plymouth Magistrates' Court on 11 December as are the three defendants charged with wilful obstruction of a public highway other than with a car.

The five people charged with aggravated trespass have been bailed until 10 December.

The protest was organised by the campaign group Trident Ploughshares which said it was opposed to the UK's Trident nuclear weapons' system.

Devonport naval base in Plymouth is used to carry out repairs to the Trident submarines.

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