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Climate: Jury fails to convict medics charged with JP Morgan protest

BMJ 2024; 385 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.q1330 (Published 17 June 2024) Cite this as: BMJ 2024;385:q1330
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A jury was unable reach a majority decision on four doctors and two nurses who cracked windows at JP Morgan Bank’s European headquarters in London during a heatwave in July 2022, causing nearly £200 000 of damage in a protest over the bank’s funding of fossil fuels.

Despite the judge’s ruling that the six had no legal defence, the jury at Snaresbrook Crown Court in northeast London failed to reach a verdict on the charges of criminal damage.

The six, who included GPs Patrick Hart and David McKelvey, consultant obstetrician Alice Clack, and consultant psychiatrist Juliette Brown, cracked a number of panes of glass at JP Morgan’s offices in Canary Wharf in London on 17 July 2022. They …

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