Devon

Naval dockyard protesters charged over road blocking stunt

  • 25 July 2014
  • From the section Devon
Submarines at Devonport Naval Base
Devonport repairs and houses Royal Navy nuclear submarines

Two protesters have been charged with obstructing a road after a car was parked across the main entrance to the Devonport naval base .

Members of the Tamarians, an anti-nuclear group, parked the car across the main entrance at 06:00 BST and two members chained themselves to it.

Devon & Cornwall Police said a man and a woman from Somerset had been charged with wilful obstruction of the highway.

The group was protesting against the refitting of Vanguard-class submarines.

Devonport is the repair and refuelling base for the Royal Navy's fleet of nuclear missile submarines.

It is also base for the navy's nuclear-powered hunter-killer Trafalgar-class submarines.

The protest caused heavy congestion in nearby roads.

The pair were released on police bail and are due to appear before city magistrates in August, police said.

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