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Activists guilty in Ratcliffe power station 'plot'

Category: England

Published: 14th Dec 2010 13:18:55

Activists who planned to shut down the UK's second largest power station have been found guilty of conspiring to commit aggravated trespass.

The 20 climate change protesters intended to invade the coal-fired station at Ratcliffe-on-Soar in Nottinghamshire, their trial was told.

They were among more than 100 people arrested during a night-time raid at Iona School in Sneinton in April 2009.

Nottingham Crown Court heard they planned to climb the plant's chimneys.

Over the course of the two-week trial, the defendants called expert witnesses, including a Nasa scientist, to argue their actions were necessary in the fight against climate change.

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