Trial to begin of three HS2 bailiffs accused of falsely imprisoning a protester - The Leamington Observer

Trial to begin of three HS2 bailiffs accused of falsely imprisoning a protester

Leamington Editorial 23rd Jan, 2023   0

THE TRIAL of three HS2 bailiffs accused of falsely imprisoning and assaulting a protester during a clash at a Kenilworth hotel begins at Warwick Crown Court today (Monday).

The confrontation took place after HS2 protesters turned up in a car at the Ramada at Chesford Bridge, Kenilworth, where members of HS2’s National Eviction Team were staying at the time in Ocrtober 2020.

Protester Alexander Waters is said to have suffered a broken jaw during the alleged clash with off-duty bailiffs working for the controversial rail project.

One of the three, Philip John ,43, of Lime Street, Gorseinon, Swansea, has pleaded not guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm on Waters.




And he, Adrian Long, 58, of Maestag Road, Cymmer, Port Talbot, and Alan Winkler, 60, of Bathesda Road, Tumble, Llanelli, pleaded not guilty to falsely imprisoning Mr Waters.

All three men also deny charges of falsely imprisoning two other protesters, Simon Gingell and Dimitrea Soukiourgou, by detaining them against their will.


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