Chrissie Hynde And Ray Davies' Daughter Found Guilty Of Glue Fracking Protest

Chrissie Hynde and Ray Davies' daughter Natalie has been found guilty of wrongdoing at a recent anti-fracking demonstration.

Natalie Hynde, 31, was convicted of "besetting" a test drilling site during a protest, in which she superglued herself to 55-year-old Simon Medford, a fellow protester at the demonstration at the Cuadrilla, Sussex (UK) site last July. District magistrate William Ashworth noted that the protesters had gone beyond "reasonable freedom of speech," adding: "I'm sure that you did beset, in the true meaning of the word, the Cuadrilla site by locking yourselves round the gate and thereby controlling access to the site."

Hynde received an order to pay costs of 400 and a victim surcharge of 15, as well as a 12-month conditional discharge. She said of her involvement in the protest: "The purpose of it was to create an image in the media that would be striking and symbolic of the lock-the-gate process, and raise the profile of fracking. I wanted it to look peaceful, with the hands around the gate, and superglue seemed fast. I hadn't done it either, so I thought it would be a good thing to try."

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