Three squatters on trial next week

On September 3 2012, some people were arrested for being in a derelict building under section 144 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act.

The three defendants are booked in for a two and a half day trial at Brighton Magistrates Court (map) which starts at 10am Monday April 22 2013.

At this stage we think the trial will go ahead on this date. Come on down!! It’s gonna be a lot of fun. We are asking people to be outside court at 9.30am Monday.

The charges originally were squatting (under s144), obstruction (of the police in their lawful duty) and abstraction (ie stealing electricity). The abstraction charge has already been dropped.

Here's the contact details:
You can contact the support group on
Fone – 07599377058
Twitter – housingwar (will be updated during trial)
Web -