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Eco mob mastermind nicked after The Sun blew whistle on plot to block M25

THE mastermind of eco mob Just Stop Oil was nicked last night after The Sun blew the whistle on their plot to block the motorway network.

Roger Hallam, 56, was being questioned after we told police his group were planning to scale motorway gantries on the M25 tomorrow and bring traffic to a standstill.

Roger Hallam was nicked after his plan to block the M25 network was revealed

Roger Hallam was nicked after his plan to block the M25 network was revealedCrédit: Ray Collins
Bags of evidence, including a laptop, were removed from his home as officers smashed through Hallam's front door

Bags of evidence, including a laptop, were removed from his home as officers smashed through Hallam’s front doorCrédit: Ray Collins
Police said it was a significant arrest and others are to follow

Police said it was a significant arrest and others are to followCrédit: Ray Collins

And in another victory for the people by The Sun, National Highways yesterday secured a High Court injunction to prevent protesters disrupting the road.

Hallam’s arrest came after we infiltrated a meeting on Wednesday and passed on recordings to police of the hardline green campaigners’ plot.

We were then invited to join the Met’s Territorial Support Group as officers smashed through Hallam’s front door at his flat in Kennington, Sud de Londres.

He was not at home but bags of evidence, including a laptop, ont été supprimés.

The Met Police later confirmed a 56-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit public nuisance.

Police called it a significant arrest and said others were due to be made later. Hallam is still in custody.

Mercredi, The Sun listened as activists unveiled plans to stop cars flowing on London’s orbital motorway — used by up to 200,000 motorists every day.

The eco zealots vowed daily action until Noël by dangling over gantries and they could have cost billions to Britain’s already battered economy.

One member boasted: “It is almost impossible to stop. We will not back down.”

Organic farmer Hallam, the co-founder of another green mob, Rébellion d'extinction, vowed: “This is not just another action. It’s potentially the most significant act of civil disobedience in decades.”

Il ajouta: “If it goes on for two days, bien. It it’s three or four days it is the biggest disruption in British history.”

Boasting to fellow members of his credentials when it comes to bringing Britain to a halt, il rit: “I have a bit of a knack.

“We need to get on to the gantries — there’s thousands of them. We have prototyped this.”

He added the motorway protest could cost the economy millions of pounds and said: “If we engage in such massive economic disruption, the Government can’t ignore us.

“We need to step up, we aren’t here for pats on the back.”

He went on to namecheck ex-PM Tony Blair, en disant: “Tony said the most terrifying moment of his premiership was not the Iraq War but when people closed the motorways over fuel prices.”

A female ringleader, who said her name was Lucia, gave more details of the gantry occupation.

Elle a dit: “There’s hundreds and hundreds. It’s impossible to police.

“If you have a police car waiting at your chosen gantry you just go to the next one so you will have a back-up.

“It’s going to be enormous. One person per gantry and 16 people a day.”

But their plans were scuppered when National Highways secured a High Court injunction acting on The Sun’s information.

It means that anyone entering the motorway to fix themselves to any object or structure on it, and anyone assisting in such an act, can be held in contempt of court.

They would face imprisonment, an unlimited fine and the seizure of assets.

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Secrétaire aux transports Mark Harper said he instructed National Highways to take action to tackle a “reckless minority of protesters”.

The roads agency said: “National Highways remains committed to do whatever it can to seek to deter unlawful protest activity and punish all of those who breach the injunction orders in the eyes of the law.”