Chester court hears anti-fracking councillor called police 'shameful'
Police video has been played in court showing two confrontations between officers and an anti-fracking councillor who climbed on to a cherry picker during an operation to clear activists from a Chester protest camp.
Labour councillor Matt Bryan, who represents Upton on Cheshire West and Chester Council, is among eight accused on trial at Chester magistrates.
All have pleaded not guilty to charges resulting from the enforcement of a High Court writ on January 12 to evict activists from a field off Duttons Lane, Upton, which had been earmarked as a test drill site for potential coal-bed... read more
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