Euston tunnel HS2 protesters walk free from court. “No Case to answer”

Seven people who lived in a 100 ft network of tunnels under Euston Square Gardens for 31 days to stop HS2 have had all charges dismissed yesterday.

The victorious defendants were part of a group of nine people, aged 16-48, who occupied the tunnels between 27th January and 27th February 2021. They dug the tunnels to protect Euston Square Gardens, one of London’s most visited green spaces, from destruction by HS2, who wanted to build a temporary taxi rank and then, allegedly, high rise offices.

District Judge Susan Williams dismissed 7 charges of Aggravated Trespass and one of Criminal Damage declaring there was “no case to answer.”