• We have issued the following explanation of why the trial against environmental protesters accused of breaking into Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station will not go ahead:
“Previously unavailable information that significantly undermined the prosecution’s case came to light on Wednesday, 5 January 2011. In light of this information, the Crown Prosecution Service reviewed the case and decided there was no longer sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction. There is a hearing today to offer no evidence, thereby discontinuing the case.”
• Eric Illsley MP will be appearing for a hearing at Southwark Crown Court tomorrow in relation to three counts of false accounting.