Judge defers decision on INEOS fracking injunction
Anti-fracking banner at Marsh Lane, one of INEOS’s proposed sites in Derbyshire. Photo: DrillOrDrop
A High Court judge hearing the challenge to INEOS’s injunction against anti-fracking protests has reserved his judgement.
Mr Justice Morgan said this evening:
“I’m not going to give a decision. I think the amount of material I have to digest and weigh up and consider means it is not fair to give a decision tonight. I will try to give a decision as soon as possible.”
He gave no indication of timing but said the interim injunction would remain in place until the decision.
The three-day hearing has heard argument from INEOS and lawyers for two challengers: campaigners Joe Boyd and Joe Corre, son of fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood.
The evidence and statements filled 32 ring binders and the legal teams topped 25.