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Five charged over nuclear protest
Aldermaston Atomic Weapons Establishment
AWE is the headquarters of Britain's nuclear development programme
Five people have been charged and three cautioned over a protest outside a nuclear weapons factory.

On Tuesday, eight protesters chained themselves together on the A340 outside the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) site at Aldermaston, Berkshire.

Campaigners are angry over plans to develop a replacement for Trident, the UK's nuclear defence system.

Three men and two women, all from Scotland, were charged with wilfully obstructing a highway.

The people, aged between 19 and 32, will appear before magistrates in Newbury on 1 February.

Two men, aged 20 and 26, and a 37-year-old woman received adult cautions.

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