Fence Case

Scope and Content

Police records, court papers, notes and related documents concerning Sarah Hipperson's conviction for criminal damage, 07 Oct 1987, subsequent appeal and judgement. Following her original conviction, Hipperson's conditions of bail were that she not enter any area of Greenham Common. This banning order was lifted on 10 Dec 1987, although Hipperson was charged with breaching the order on 12 Dec 1988. In an appeal against these convictions, heard at Reading Crown Court on 18 May 1991, Judge Josh Lait declared the fence around Greenham Common to be illegal. The file contains Hipperson's manuscript notes relating to the trial, custody and appeal, police records of arrest and custody, Court proceedings relating to original arrest, lifting of banning order and breaching of said order. It also contains records of the 1991 appeal, including bundle of witness statements, extract of evidence and judgement.