On 14 January, the appeal court cut XR activist James Brown’s sentence to four months. With time off for good behaviour, this meant that he was not returned to prison. He had already served 10 weeks and six days, which was over half his four-month sentence.
James was released from Wandsworth prison on 8 December, on bail, while the appeal court reviewed his conviction and sentence.
James, a blind gold-medal-winning Paralympian, had been given a 12-month sentence at Southwark crown court on 24 September after being found guilty of ‘public nuisance’. (PN 2656) He had glued himself to the top of a plane at London City Airport during Extinction Rebellion’s October 2019