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Case against Sheffield tree protesters is dropped

Two pensioners who were arrested after a standoff with police over the controversial chopping down of trees in Sheffield have said they feel “relief, grief and anger” after prosecutors dropped the case against them.

Jenny Hockey, a 70-year-old retired university professor, and Freda Brayshaw, a 72-year-old retired teacher, were held for eight hours in police cells following a dawn raid on their quiet residential street in November.

There were cheers outside Sheffield magistrates court and shouts of “Power to the people!” when prosecutors announced they would drop public order charges against the pair on Thursday morning.

The Guardian: Case against Sheffield tree protesters is dropped

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    Good to see common sense prevailing......Would have been further embarrassing for Sheffield Council & Contractors

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