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Posted: Tue 18th Nov 2014

‘Failed’ Attempt To Serve Court Summons On Fracking Protestors

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This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014

Frack-Free Wrexham have said they going to intensify resistance to plans to drill for gas near Borras after an attempt was made to serve them with a court summons.

The group has set up the Borras and Holt Protection Camp at the site at Commonwood Farm over the past month and bailiffs have visited the camp yesterday to serve a summons, believed to be related to an attempt to evict the protestors.

There is a dispute to if the papers have been served correctly, with an update from ‘Borras and Holt Community Protection Camp’ stating: “The camp has officially been served court papers.”

A Frack-Free Wales spokesperson has later said: “The two bailiffs failed to serve the legal documents properly – they just threw them into the mud. We are consulting with lawyers about the legality of this action and taking advice.

“The papers are attempting to summons people at the camp to a court hearing in Manchester on Thursday.

“It says a lot that they’re not even using a court in Wales for this.

“We will continue to fight to uphold democratic decisions made locally in Wrexham and uphold the will of the community, which is against fracking and endangering the environment and local people.”

“The support the camp has been getting is increasing every day and we will intensify our resistance with this new threat to our community.”

Pic: The view from the top of ‘Borras Tower’ posted by Frack Free Wales.



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