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Four charged after AWE protests

Thames Valley Police charge four with willful obstruction of a highway

William Walker

William Walker


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AWE Aldermaston, AWE, Atomic Weapons Establishment

Thames Valley Police has charged four people in connection with ongoing protests at the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Burghfield.

Pipsa Toivonen, aged 18, Helena Rytkonen, aged 62, Esa Noresvuo, aged 25, all of Church Street, Reading, and Helen Swanston, aged 32, of Shipden Avenue, Cromer, Norfolk; were each charged with one count of willful obstruction of a highway.

The charges relate to an incident yesterday (Tuesday) near AWE Burghfield, in which the carriageway of The Mearings was obstructed.

All four people were released on bail to attend Reading Magistrates' Court on 27 June.

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  • grumpy

    08/06/2016 - 17:05

    Whats the point, they will get away with it :(


    • SimonKirby


      08/06/2016 - 19:07

      No Grumpy, they won't get away with it forever - one day people will realize that weapons of mass destruction are wicked and the protestors will be vindicated.


      • NewburyLad

        09/06/2016 - 08:08

        Not going to happen, thankfully. Have you heard of a places called Syria or North Korea, or of groups like ISIS?