Just Stop Oil protesters deny trespassing on Lord’s during Ashes Test

Three Just Stop Oil protesters have denied invading Lord’s cricket floor to throw orange powder during the second Ashes Test.

Judit Murray, 69, Daniel Knorr, 21, and Jacob Bourne, 27, are accused of working onto the pitch to disrupt the match between England and Australia on June 28.

All of them pleaded not responsible at Westminster Magistrates’ Court docket to aggravated trespass having been accused of obstructing or disrupting an individual engaged in a lawful exercise.

Based on the costs, having allegedly trespassed on the venue, they entered a “redistricted pitch space” and interrupted the match “by throwing orange powder on the pitch” with the intention of “obstructing or disrupting that exercise”.

The protesters dispute trespassing on the premise they want to hear proof the property is non-public, the courtroom heard.

In addition they consider it’s doable for an individual to enter a subject of play with no match being disrupted, Hussain Hassan, defending, stated.

Mr Hassan additionally challenged prosecutors to show the match was lawful.

Murray, of Plough Street, West Ewell, Surrey, Knorr, of Inexperienced Avenue, Oxford, and Bourne, of Moorland Street, Hyde Park, Leeds, had been granted bail and can face trial at Metropolis of London Magistrates’ Court docket on September 28.

Their bail situation is to not enter the grounds of a sporting occasion.

Additionally in courtroom was JSO local weather activist Rachel Mann, 64, who was banned from London for 12 months after pleading responsible to inflicting prison injury to the Financial institution of England in a separate incident on Halloween final 12 months.

Mann, who brought about £6,890 price of harm by spraying the phrases “Just Stop Oil” in orange paint on the constructing’s wall, was additionally made to pay £1,000 in compensation and a £114 authorized payment.

She informed the courtroom: “I didn’t do what I did evenly, I did it as a result of I used to be determined, and I’m nonetheless determined now.”

Austen Espeut, 75, of Chippenham in Wiltshire, denied inflicting £5,543.80 of prison injury in relation to the identical incident.

He’ll stand trial at Interior London Crown Court docket on August 29.

JSO is looking for an finish to all new coal, oil and fuel tasks within the UK.

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