Just Stop Oil activist jailed for 6 months

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Climate campaigner Jan Goodey jailed over M25 protest

A Just Stop Oil protester has been jailed after a protest which saw “mile after mile” of tailbacks on the M25.

Jan Goodey, 57, of Brighton, admitted causing a public nuisance and was given a six-month prison sentence at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

On 7 November he climbed up an overhead gantry at Junction 16 for the M25/M40 turn-off during the morning rush hour.

The judge told Goodey, who had carried out the protest with a high-visibility jacket and climbing equipment: “You deliberately set out and equipped yourself to cause the disruption that you did.”

Goodey was also told to pay a £187 statutory surcharge by 31 July.

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