Ten charged over AWE Burghfield anti-Trident protest

Ten people have been charged after a road leading to a site which builds warheads for nuclear submarines was blockaded.

Nine women and one man arrested at Atomic Weapons Establishment's (AWE) Burghfield site on Monday are accused of obstruction of a public highway.

All 10 people have been bailed to appear at Newbury Magistrates' Court on 19 September.

A further 11 people arrested at the site on Monday have received cautions.

The 10 people charged are aged between 28 and 80.

Burghfield and AWE Aldermaston provide the warheads for the submarine-launched missile system.

The UK's existing four ballistic missile submarines are to be renewed from the late-2020s.

The government's final decision on whether to renew or replace the missile system, the UK's nuclear deterrent, is due in 2016.

Protests were continuing at the AWE site at Burghfield on Tuesday.

Some protesters travelled from Finland, Spain, Scotland, Argentina and Japan to take part.

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