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Store protester evicted from tree
Oliver Carter
Mr Carter said the protest would continue despite his being evicted
An environmental campaigner who staged a tree-top protest against plans for a Tesco supermarket in Shepton Mallet has been evicted by bailiffs.

Oliver Carter and a group of supporters were moved at about 0500GMT on Monday following a High Court order last week.

They were opposing plans to fell scores of trees, but Tesco said it would replant more than were being removed.

Mr Carter, 24, described the eviction as peaceful, but said their protest would continue.

He began his tree-top protest on 16 February and at one time, up to 30 campaigners had joined him at the Station Road site, some from as far away as Southend-on-Sea.

After the High Court hearing last week, Mr Carter said he was "disappointed" with the legal system and was planning to launch an appeal.




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Clinton Rogers reports from Shepton Mallet.



SEE ALSO:
Workers move onto Tesco row site
25 Feb 06 |  Somerset
Court order ends tree-top protest
22 Feb 06 |  Somerset
More people join tree-top protest
20 Feb 06 |  Somerset
Tree protester opposes store plan
16 Feb 06 |  Somerset


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