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The energy firm EDF has dropped its five million pound law suit against a group of environmental activists who occupied one of its power stations in Nottinghamshire.

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EDF drop law suit against protesters

Protesters sat on top of a chimney Credit: Protester's footage

The energy firm EDF has dropped its £5m law suit against a group of environmental activists who occupied one of its power stations in Nottinghamshire.

The protesters scaled two chimneys at the West Burton gas fired power station for a week in October last year.

21 people pleaded guilty to aggravated trespass.

Protesters on the chimneys Credit: Protester's footage

The company said it would sue them for the damage, cost and disruption but thousands signed a petition opposing the legal action.

The firm has said it will drop the case after the campaigners accepted a permanent injunction preventing them from entering EDF sites.

A man dangles between chimneys Credit: Protester's footage

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