Published: 17:44, 05 December 2019
| Updated: 10:11, 06 December 2019
A 91-year-old man and a woman aged 83 are among three people found guilty today of public order offences following an Extinction Rebellion protest.
Their trial followed a demonstration outside Dover Eastern Docks on September 21 this year.
John Lynes, 91, Ursula Pethick, 83, and John Halladay, 61, all pleaded not guilty to one charge each of failing to comply with a condition in a public assembly under Section 14 of thethe Public Order Act 1986.
But they were convicted by a district judge after they left their designated demonstration area at Dover seafront and protested at the Eastern Docks roundabout.
Halladay, of St Augustines Road, Canterbury, was found not guilty of making the breach as an organiser in that protest. He had denied the charge.
Lynes and Pethick were each given18-month conditional discharges and ordered to pay £260 in costs and a £21 victims of crime surcharge.
Halladay had a previous conviction for breaching a Section 14 order in a climate change protest in London in April.
For the Dover offence he was fined £500 and ordered to pay £260 costs and a £50 victim surcharge.
The case was heard at Folkestone Magistrates Court by District Judge Justin Barron.
Lynes and Pethick areboth from East Sussex, Lynes from Magdalen Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, and Pethick from Langham Road, Robertsbridge.