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Last Updated: Friday, 3 October, 2003, 18:48 GMT 19:48 UK
Six peace protesters released
The camp is protesting against submarine refits at Devonport
Six of the ten peace activists arrested near a camp set up at a Plymouth dockyard have been released.

Three were released without charge and three were freed on bail.

Four other protesters are still being questioned at the city's Charles Cross police station.

Officers from Devon and Cornwall Police stopped the group at about 0700 BST on Friday close to the camp at Devonport Dockyard in Plymouth.

Disarmament camp

The arrests came on the second day of the camp, which is being held by the anti-nuclear campaign group Trident Ploughshares.

Trident Ploughshares confirmed the 10 people are peace activists.

The organisation began its international disarmament camp in Plymouth on Thursday.

Situated on Drake's Hill, between Weston Mill and Burrington Way Industrial Estate, the protesters are directing their action at the re-fitting of nuclear submarines in the dockyard.

Devon and Cornwall Police said of the arrests: "Our intention is and continues to be, to minimise any disruption to the Plymouth community, to facilitate any peaceful protests, and to enable the business of the criminal justice system to continue without disruption.

"The constabulary will continue to monitor events such as these."

Ten arrested near peace camp
03 Oct 03  |  Devon

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