Clerics cleared of stopping train in climate change demo

A priest and an ex vicar who climbed on top of a DLR train while another protester glued himself to the side of the carriage have been cleared of obstructing the railway. Father Martin Newell, 54, along with reverend Sue Parfitt, 79, and Phil Kingston, 85, stopped the busy rush-hour train at Shadwell station at around 7am on the morning of 17 October 2019. Newell and Parfitt, climbed a retractable ladder and sat on top of the carriage while Kingston…

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