Protesters from INSULATE Britain caused an ambulance to be delayed by nearly an hour as it sped toward a suspected heart attack victim.
Climate protesters repeatedly brought the M25 to a standstill last September and the full impact of their actions was seen in court today.
On September 15, between 8:11 a.m. and 11:46 a.m., the eco-fanatics blocked the Autobahn at junction 25.
This caused a blockage of 3,952 vehicles with the loss of over 5,000 driving hours at a huge financial cost of £83,452.
Three people admitted to causing a public nuisance reports The Telegraph.
Prosecutor David Earl told Stratford Magistrates Court that an ambulance was 55 minutes late to an 911 call with chest pains, while a funeral home was 30 minutes late to a funeral.
Referring to an earlier protest on 13 September on the M25, Mr Earl said: “The duration was between 0843 and 1141. It is estimated that 42,970 vehicles were affected with 1,449 vehicle hours lost and the financial impact was calculated to be £62,669.
“There is evidence of impact on the public. A woman who was two hours late to visit her 95-year-old mother who fell while waiting; a tutor for students with special needs and other teachers who turned up late, and disruption was inflicted on the students of these lessons.
“There was also a pilot who missed his flight to Gibraltar which had to be postponed.”
Sue Spencer-Longhurst, 69, along with Michelle Charlesworth, 55, and Meredith Williams, 51, admitted to two counts of causing a public nuisance.
Spencer-Longhurst, a retired elementary school teacher and potter, said in a statement: “I’m really sorry for the disruption caused.
“I am not a dangerous radical, but I am very scared when I think about the future of our children and the future of all living beings on the planet.”
All three will return to Stratford Magistrates’ Court for sentencing on May 17.
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