General Legal Briefing for Blockading
A paragraph was added to the Legal Briefing for Blockading (PDF) under "Other Offences" to explain about the new criminal trespass law covering Faslane. This is included in the legal briefing in the second edition of the Resource Pack but was not in the first edition.
We also added an item to the Faslane 365 FAQ to cover this, which is also given here:
What About These New Anti-Terrorist Laws At Faslane?
I've heard that you can now get arrested under the Terrorism Act at Faslane. Is this true?
There are a number of sites around the UK, one of which is Faslane, which are "Designated Areas" under a new power in the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (as amended by the Terrorism Act 2006). It is an offence under this to be inside Faslane without lawful authority.
However, this only applies if you go inside the fence. As long as you stay outside the fence this does not apply - even if you are on MoD land and blockading the gates.
For more information on this see http://www.tridentploughshares.org/article1405