Kingsnorth Six: meet the defendants

Posted by bex — 29 August 2008 at 12:40pm - Comments

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Meet the defendants in the Kingsnorth Six trial:


KevinKevin Drake
Kevin Drake is 44 and lives in a Wiltshire village with his wife and daughter. He is a freelance industrial rope access safety supervisor. Kev is a proud father and values humour and family life, and enjoys being outdoors and likes interacting with the natural world through activities such as caving, camping, rock climbing and body boarding. He has been volunteering for Greenpeace for ten years.



EmilyEmily Hall
Born and raised in the sunny Hawkes Bay on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island, Emily, 34, left New Zealand to go travelling in 1996, coming to the UK along the way to visit friends and relatives. She ended up putting down tentative roots here and settled in London four and a half years ago having completed her studies. She lives in London and began working for Greenpeace UK in 2007.


blankTim Hewke
Tim Hewke is in his forties and has worked for Greenpeace for thirteen years as a researcher. He lives in Harrietsham, Kent and enjoys wining and dining, photography, growing his own veggies and country pursuits. He has recently won the tallest sunflower grown in Chegworth!


WillWill Rose
Will Rose, 29, has worked as a press photographer for the past six years. He now dedicates his career to working for environment and development NGOs after becoming aware of the threat posed by climate change. A Northumbrian by birth he now lives in north London with his partner. A keen musician, he plays drums, guitar and various other instruments and is a member of several bands.


BenBen Stewart
Ben Stewart, 34, is a law graduate from Lyminge, a village a few miles outside Canterbury in Kent. He is the communications director at Greenpeace UK, where he has worked for seven years. Before that he worked at Amnesty International as press officer for Europe and the former Soviet states. He is also a former winner of The Guardian Young Journalist of the Year Award – for an interview he conducted with Michael Howard, in the course of which the then home secretary lost his temper and threw him out of his office following a question about the controversial criminal justice bill. He has met Bill Clinton, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown to discuss environmental protection.


HuwHuw Williams
Huw Williams is 41 and divides his time between a village in Nottinghamshire and cruising Britain's inland waterways on a narrowboat. He studied agriculture, works as a traditional sign writer and is a keen caver and touring cyclist. Huw has been volunteering with Greenpeace for 15 years and his interests include rural crafts, wildlife watching and talking about it all to anyone who will listen.

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