Insulate Britain: Protesters due at High Court for alleged injunction breaches

It comes almost a month after nine Insulate Britain protesters were jailed for between three and six months, for breaching High Court injunctions, and ordered to pay £5,000 in costs each

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Another group of Insulate Britain activists, due to appear at the High Court, could face jail for allegedly breaching injunctions aimed at curbing their climate change protests.

Nine people are expected to face contempt of court proceedings at the Royal Courts of Justice in London on Tuesday.

They are Dr Ben Buse, Ruth Jarman, Biff Whipster, Dr Diana Warner, Paul Sheeky, Richard Ramsden, Stephen Gower, Steven Pritchard and the Rev Sue Parfitt.

Their court appearance comes almost a month after nine Insulate Britain protesters were jailed for between three and six months, for breaching High Court injunctions, and ordered to pay £5,000 in costs each.

Dr Buse was among the previous nine to receive prison sentences.

A further 17 climate activists face being summoned to the High Court at later dates, the group said last month.

Insulate Britain is demanding that the Government insulate Britain’s “leaky homes” and end deaths it says are caused by winter fuel shortages.

Since September, the group has disrupted traffic on the M25, as well as on other roads in London, Dover, Birmingham and Manchester.

Videos showing furious motorists dragging the climate activists away from the blockades previously have gone viral on a number of occasions.

A number of High Court injunctions against the group’s road blockades have been granted to Transport for London and National Highways to prevent their disruptive protests.

Those who breach the injunctions could be found in contempt of court and face a maximum penalty of two years in prison or an unlimited fine.

The hearing before Lord Justice Dingemans and Mr Justice Johnson is due to start at 10.30am on Tuesday.