Site evicted at Huntingdon Lane
19th August 2011
Campaigners were this afternoon evicted from the site of a massive new mine in Telford after defying UK Coal bosses for 18 months.
An eviction team working on behalf of the company was sent onto the site in Huntington Lane, Little Wenlock, this morning to remove the protesters and destroy their camp.
Tents and platforms were set on fire and the protesters were escorted from the makeshift camp, which was set up in February last year.
Suzy Murphy, one of the protesters, said: “They came in this morning and there was about 20 of them.
“They came in with a full team of tunnellers and cherry pickers. They caught us a bit unaware because some had gone off site.”