‘No grounds’ for Sheffield tree protest arrests IOPC says

There were no grounds to arrest six protesters for the prevention of harm and injury in a row about tree-felling in Sheffield, the police watchdog said.

All six were held between November 2016 and February 2017 under the Trade Union and Labour Relations Act.

They were charged but the criminal cases were discontinued following a Crown Prosecution Service review.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) upheld complaints about the grounds on which arrests were made.

Read on… https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-45370172

Police had ‘no grounds’ to use trade union laws to arrest Sheffield tree protesters

South Yorkshire Police had “no grounds” to use trade union legislation to arrest anti-tree felling protesters in Sheffield, a police watchdog has ruled.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct has upheld appeals from six complainants relating to arrests made in connection with tree-felling work in the city under the Trade Union and Labour Relations Act between November 2016 and February 2017.

Read more at: https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/police-had-no-grounds-to-use-trade-union-laws-to-arrest-sheffield-tree-protesters-1-9328915

 

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3 thoughts on “‘No grounds’ for Sheffield tree protest arrests IOPC says

  1. “SYP said there were no ground for Misconduct” The IOPC referred to “Management action” was needed for the 3 Officers”.I assume this means that officers being sent into unusual circumstances, such as these were, should have been better briefed beforehand as to the nature of offences they may meet. Get your act together SYP !

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  2. Something’s never change, Orgreave 1984 and Tree Protestor 2018 and SYP continues to get it wrong.

    New highly paid Chief Constable and they still cannot grasp the basic rules of arrest

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