Council to drop prosecution of Dale Farm protesters

Dale Farm Credit: Photo: ITV Anglia

An Essex council will take no further action against protesters arrested during the clearance of Europe's largest illegal travellers' site.

The protesters were among those arrested as they clashed with police and bailiffs as travellers were removed from Dale Farm last October.

Basildon Council successfully prosecuted two people for obstructing a bailiff and issued cautions to 10 others. Now it has announced it was dropping the prosecution of 14 others.