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Court quashes convictions of 29 Drax campaigners

Twenty-nine environmental campaigners convicted of offences after a protest at the Drax power station in North Yorkshire in 2008 had their convictions quashed by the Court of Appeal.

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Drax protesters call for inquiry into undercover police

Two of the Drax protesters whose convictions were quashed today, Beth Stratford and Robbie Gillet, said they hoped a public inquiry would be launched into the practices of undercover police officers.

Twenty-nine protesters were convicted in 2009 and 2010 after ambushing a freight train as it took fuel to the Drax power station in Yorkshire.

But their convictions were quashed after it was revealed that an undercover police officer had been part of the protest, and that his presence had not been disclosed by police during the court case.

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