Obstruction of the Highway - Guilty: 28/01/21

Court date


City of London Magistrates’ – Court 2

Hearing date:

28 Jan 2021

Bench (DJ or JPs)

Lay Bench

Charged with:

Obstruction of Highway – Connaught Rd, London City Airport – 10 Oct 2019

Represented by:

No-one, not even self. She was tried in absence.

Please outline key points in prosecution and defence cases.

She had emailed in, not wanting to travel to London. She asked them to proceed in her absence.

CPS read out the arresting Police Officers’ statement. She glued herself to the road. He followed the 5-step arrest procedure, arresting her for Obstruction of the Highway.

CPS read out a definition of ‘highway’ but showed no proof that the site fitted it!

Was defence evidence submitted in writing?

None was read out.

Did defence witness(es) give evidence in person? Were they cross-examined?

No witnesses

What was the verdict,
sentence, costs?

Guilty: £620 costs + £21 Victim surcharge = £641, to be paid within 28 days

6 months conditional discharge.

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