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Houses Searched and further arrests made over the Carnival Against Arms Trade

Carnivalista | 29.07.2008 17:13 | Smash EDO | Anti-militarism | Iraq | Palestine | South Coast | World

Update on arrests following the Smash EDO Carnival Against the Arms Trade which was held in Brighton on 4th June (see

Arrests have been made and houses searched in Southampton and Brighton last week over the Carnival Against the Arms Trade in Brighton. Two people were questioned over various alleged offences including the tipping of paint over a policeman during the carnival.

They were also asked questions relating to 'conspiracy to cause criminal damage' charges.

No charges are made and both have been bailed to later this year

Two houses were searched. One search involved PC Sean Mcdonald from Sussex police and an officer from the London FIT team, the other included plain clothes and uniformed officers including one Stephen Webb, claiming to be from Sussex Police.

The warrants were for the entire property and communal areas and other residents rooms were searched. Mobile phones, PCs, laptops, political stuff and clothes were seized.

If you have had your home raided or been questioned relating to Smash EDO protests contact the campaign through,

Kellys Solicitors (01273 674898) have dealt with EDO related cases for years and are the best bet if you are arrested. It is possible to swap to Kellys after release from the police station even if you have used another solicitor when arrested.



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  1. If I'm Honest — smasher