Green activists jailed for railway line damage in quarry protest

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Green activists jailed for railway line damage in quarry protest

TWO GREEN activists were yesterday jailed for a total of 18 months for plotting to cut through a railway line as part of a protest against quarrying.

Richard Dixon, 50, and Rosemary Browning, 43, were sentenced to a year and six months respectively at Bristol Crown Court for plotting to cut the line to Whatley Quarry in Frome, Somerset, in September 1996.

The pair, who denied conspiracy to cause criminal damage with a reckless disregard for the lives of anyone who travelled on the line, are planning to appeal against both conviction and sentence.

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