Caroline Lucas MP charged after fracking protest arrest

Green MP and former party leader Caroline Lucas has been charged after her arrest at anti-fracking protests in Sussex.

The CPS statement:

Following an investigation by Sussex police, the Crown Prosecution Service has received a file of evidence in relation to Ms Caroline Lucas MP, who was arrested during the anti-fracking demonstrations at the Cuadrillia drilling site in Balcombe last month.

After careful consideration, we have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and that it is in the public interest to prosecute Ms Lucas for breaching a police order on public assemblies and wilful obstruction of the highway.

(Guido Fawkes)