Update: Woman charged following Sizewell protest broken up

A WOMAN has been charged with obstruction of a highway following an anti-nuclear protest.

Four people were arrested on suspicion of obstruction of a highway and were taken to the investigation centre at Martlesham.

A 23-year-old woman from Plymouth was tonight charged with obstruction of a highway following the demonstration.

She will appear at North East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court on December 27.

A 37-year-old woman from Bridgwater in Somerset, a 38-year-old woman from Norwich and a 41-year-old woman from Geldeston, near Beccles, were released with a caution.

A blockade was set up at 6.45am in protest against Government plans for nuclear expansion and construction of a new facility at the site near Leiston.

Earlier, protesters claimed that the 11-week consultation period was not long enough to consider 342 pages of proposal documents, calling it “a sham process which is nothing more than a cynical box-ticking exercise”.

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