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Police are urging people to come forward who were ‘significantly’ affected by Insulate Britain protests

by LLB staff reporter
24th Nov 21 10:26 am

The police are appealing for anyone to come forward who missed, or were severely delayed, attending any significant life events, planned work or medical appointments as a result of Insulate Britain protests.

Detectives from Essex Police are investigating the disruption that Insulate Britain protesters caused on the M25 and M11 on 13 September, 17 September, 30 September, 13 October and 29 October, which could likely lead to more criminal charges against the group.

Last week nine Insulate Britain activists were sent to prison at the High Court for breaching injunctions banning them from protesting on roads and motorways between three to six months.

Essex Police arrested 94 protesters during five days of protests as they are demanding the government insulates homes and they have pledged to continue protesting despite the threat of prison.

Detectives have said they have already spoken to a “number of people” affected by disruption in September and October.

Essex Police would like to speak to anyone who was unable to attend medical appointments, planned work or anyone who missed anything significant due to the disruption Insulate Britain caused.

Detective Sergeant Christopher Arnold said, “We are aware these incidents have caused a significant amount of disruption to motorists and many people have been significantly inconvenienced by them.

“Our complex investigations are progressing and we would now like to hear from anyone who has not yet spoken to us but believes they have been inconvenienced by the disruption.

“I know a substantial number of people will have been simply delayed by the disruption but specifically I would like to hear from anyone who could not attend medical appointments, could not attend planned work and therefore missed out on payment, missed, or were severely delayed, attending any significant life events.

“Coming forward will help us progress our investigations and help ensure we can keep the county’s roads moving freely in future.”

Anyone who believes they were inconvenienced on any of the five dates in September and October should email [email protected]

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