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Climate change protester jailed after blocking traffic on the M4

A climate change protester has been jailed for five weeks after blocking traffic on the M4.

Stephen Pritchard was sentenced at Inner London Crown Court following his part in an Insulate Britain campaign in 2021.

He was convicted by a jury of causing a nuisance to the public when he, along with three others, stopped traffic at Junction 3 of the M4 on 1 October, 2021.

Insulate Britain says Pritchard is one of the first protestors to be convicted of causing a public nuisance.

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