Driver who lost licence after confronting Insulate Britain protesters hits out at ruling: 'Doesn't make sense to me'
Sherrilyn Speid told GB News: "I just feel it’s really unfair, the way I have been treated"
A woman who admitted to using her car to try to move an Insulate Britain protester has hit out at a court ruling to ban her from driving.
Sherrilyn Speid, 35, of Grays, Essex, pleaded guilty to a charge of dangerous driving at Southend Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
Speaking exclusively to GB News, Ms Speid slammed what she describes as an “undeserved” decision.
She said: "Nothing has happened to them, I just feel it’s really unfair the way I have been treated, I don’t think I deserve that.
“I’ve got no criminal convictions prior to this, I don’t even have any points on my license, I’ve always been a very careful driver.
“I’m 35, I’ve been driving since I was 17. I passed my test when I was so young, I’ve been such a good driver all these years and to lose my license because I’ve been trying to get my son to school and go to work. It doesn’t make sense.”
When asked whether she hates Insulate Britain, she replied: “No, I don’t hate them and I’m actually not against their cause."
She added: “I just don’t think their methods are right.”
Ms Speid was driving her black Range Rover Sport on October 12, 2021, before she came across a protest in the middle of the road.
Prosecutor Ashley Petchey said there were three protesters sitting across the road and queues of traffic had built up behind them.
The 35-year-old got out of her car to remonstrate with the protestors, saying: “move out of the way now” and “my son needs to go to school, and I need to go to work”.
She also said: “My son is 11 and he needs to go to school.”
The prosecution said it would ask for £310 in costs, while Peter Hoche, chairman of the bench, unconditionally bailed Ms Speid and handed her an interim driving disqualification.