Final evictions in road protest

Bailiffs have moved in to evict protestors who are campaigning at Combe Haven against the building of a link road between Hastings and Bexhill.

BREAKING NEWS: Tunnel protester evicted

Simon "Sitting Bull" Medhurst Credit: Colin Nicholls

Tunnel protester Simon "Sitting Bull" Medhurst has been evicted from his tunnel at the Combe Haven Valley camp.

He said he was allowed out of his 14ft hole last night as temperatures dropped below freezing, but has now been dug out.

The activist is among around 20 protesting in the area against a £94 million link road due to run through historic woodlands.

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Tunnel protester allowed out overnight

Simon "Sitting Bull" Medhurst Credit: ITV Meridian

Tunnel protester Simon "Sitting Bull" Medhurst has said he was allowed out of his 14ft hole last night as temperatures dropped below freezing.

The Combe Haven Valley activist said he came to an agreement with bailiffs at the protest camp, outside Crowhurst, and re-entered the tunnel this morning.

Security guards patrol Combe Haven Valley camp

Security guards patrol Combe Haven Valley. Credit: Charlotte Wilkins

Activists camping in Combe Haven Valley as part of protests against a £94million link road between Hastings and Bexhill are now hemmed in by fences.

Bailiffs are expecting to remove the remaining activists this morning after temperatures plummeted overnight.

Security guards patrol Combe Haven Valley. Credit: Charlotte Wilkins

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Bailiffs move in to evict road protestors

Bailiffs arrive at the Combe Haven camp where protestors have bedded in Credit: Andy Dickenson

Bailiffs have moved in to evict protestors who are campaigning at Combe Haven against the building of a link road between Hastings and Bexhill.

Makeshift camps have been set up at the site Credit: Andy Dickenson