Obstruction of the Highway - Guilty: 04/02/21

Court date


City of London Magistrates

Hearing date:


Bench (DJ or JPs)

DJ Miller

Charged with:

Obstruction of the Highway

Represented by:


Please outline key points in prosecution and defence cases.

He is a doctor and was protesting against the pollution that the expansion of City Airport would produce.

Gave a very well argued case for necessity based on his experience as a doctor practicing as a senior team manager specializing in breathing and respiration. Very strong arguments and personal testimony, possibly reducing the sentence and costs. The Judge was impressed by the arguments but not the obstruction 

Statement forwarded with this recording.

Was defence evidence submitted in writing?


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

Yes he gave his evidence from the witness box.

What was the verdict?


What was the sentence?

3 months conditional discharge

What costs were awarded?

£400 costs + £21 victim surcharge

Please add anything else relevant.