Lincolnshire

RAF Waddington drone protest: Four charged

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Image caption The End The Drone Wars group is opposed to the use of armed drones, known as Reapers, which operate from the RAF Waddington base

Four people have been charged with criminal damage after a wire was cut at an RAF base.

The End The Drone Wars protesters were arrested at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire on Monday during a protest over the use of armed drones.

The four, from Oxford, Nottingham, Leicester and Coventry, were released on bail and will appear at Lincoln Magistrates on 10 February.

An RAF spokesman said operation of the drones was not affected.

The four people, who were also charged with obstructing a person engaged in a lawful activity, were:

  • Christopher Cole, 51, of Wilkins Road, Oxford
  • Gary Eagling, 52, of Bakewell Drive, Nottingham
  • Katharina Karcher, 30, of Stoneystanton Road, Coventry
  • Penelope Walker, 64, of Gotham Street, Leicester

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