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BREAKING NEWS: Passengers warned as Extinction Rebellion to target Gatwick airport this morning

It could be described as inevitable but now it appears the reality is here.

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Extinction Rebellion have announced that they plan to target Gatwick Airport this morning (17th Oct) in what they are descibing as a ‘light-hearted, informative event’.

In posts on their social media they say that the ‘event’ is to ‘wake up Gatwick Airport and government’ and that they should be ‘reducing flights’.

The protesters say that they will be making their presence known at the South Terminal from 11am in what many expect to create chaotic scenes.

They also offer advice to their supporters that anyone coming to protest their should come ‘incognito’ so as not to arouse suspition and to await a signal that is to go off at 11am.

In their posts the protesters also say:

‘If inclined, some people may like to indulge in a bit of mischief but the intention is not to cause people to miss flights.’ But there is no indication of what sort of ‘mischief’ they are talking about.

In response to the news a Gatwick spokesperson said:

“We are aware of the proposed protest at the airport and we will continue to work closely with the police to make sure that our passengers and staff are able to continue their journeys and do their jobs safely without disruption.”

“We are determined to play our part to reach ‎the Government’s target of achieving net zero carbon emissions, however we will also remain focussed on the safe operation of the airport.”

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Crawley Down man pleads ‘not guilty’ to double murder as date set for trial

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Daniel Gary Appleton, 37, an engineer, of Hazel Way, Crawley Down, is to face trial over the deaths of both his wife Amy Appleton, 32, and another woman, Sandy Seagrave, 76, of Kiln Road, Crawley Down, outside his property on Sunday, 22 December, 2019.

Appleton appeared by video-link at a plea and trial preparation hearing (PTPH) at Lewes Crown Court on Tuesday (25 February) where he entered not guilty pleas to both murders.

His defence barrister, speaking on Appleton’s behalf, admitted his responsibility for both killings.

The trial is set for 6 July.

At the opening of inquests into the two women’s deaths at Centenary House, Crawley, on Tuesday 7 January West Sussex coroner Penelope Schofield heard that post-mortem examinations had shown both women had died from head injuries.

Those hearings were adjourned until Tuesday 28 April.

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