Obstruction of the Highway - Guilty: 11/05/21

Court date



City of London Magistrates’ – Court 2

Hearing date:


Tuesday, 11th May, 2021

Bench (DJ or JPs)


Lay Bench

Charged with:


S137, Wilful Obstruction of the Highway on 15/10/19 at Horseferry Road

Represented by:



Please outline key points in prosecution and defence cases.


He pleaded NG. He admitted the offence, out of necessity. So he had lost from the start. His statement is worth reading, it is very powerful.

He finished with, “This protest is the best thing I can do for my children. If found guilty today, I can look them in the face. That is a more important and just court than today.

Was defence evidence submitted in writing?



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

He was the only witness. Yes, yes.

What was the verdict,
sentence, costs?


“No immediacy to justify your actions; we agree with your sincerity but we must uphold the law.”
Guilty: 9 mths c/d; £775 costs; £21 v/s to be paid within 14 days

Please add anything else relevant.


His statement is worth reading, it is very powerful.