[02 NOV 00]
CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
former Warwick University student and Coventry peace campaigner
will have to face a jury again over damage she caused to a nuclear
James, who used to live at the peace camp outside the Alvis factory
at Walsgrave Triangle, was cleared in September of one charge of
criminal damage on the HMS Venegance.
admitted swimming to the submarine with Rachel Wenham in Barrow in
February last year and hitting equipment with a hammer.
pair argued that they were preventing a breach of international
law in their attack on an “illegal” nuclear submarine.
jury cleared them of spray-painting peace slogans on the side of
the vessel, but was unable to reach a verdict on the issue of the
Crown Prosecution Service has now announced that there will be a
retrial in April next year.
Wenham, who will defend herself this time, said she is: “looking
forward to sharing the horrendousness of the Trident missile
system with another jury.”
are both members of the Trident Ploughshares campaign, which is
being run to highlight feelings against the use of trident nuclear
help raise funds for the retrial, campaigners are inviting people
to guess the cost of damage the prosecution claims the attack
caused. Previous trials have ranged between £3,000 and almost
bets will go to the AWTT trial fund (cheques payable to AWPC (Aldermaston
Women's Peace Camp), c/o 30, Golwg y bryn, Pantyffordd, Neath SA10
winner gets “the satisfaction of knowing they were right.”
[20 SEP 00]: SUBMARINER
ATTACKER CLEARED OF ONE CHARGE