Nine Insulate Britain activists jailed for breach of road blockades injunction

Nine Insulate Britain activists jailed for breach of road blockades injunction

Judge imposes sentences ranging up to six months, saying some of them ‘seem to want to be martyrs’

Nine Insulate Britain protesters have been jailed for breaking a court order banning them from protesting on the M25, by a judge who said no lesser penalty “would adequately mark the gravity of the defendants’ conduct”.

Ana Heyatawin, 58, and Louis McKechnie, 21, were jailed for three months while Dr Ben Buse, 36, Roman Paluch-Machnik, 28, Oliver Rock, 41, Emma Smart, 44, Tim Speers, 36, and James Thomas, 47, each received four-month sentences.

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