Eco soldier Swampy fined for Valero oil refinery protest

Daniel Marc HooperImage copyright
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Hooper now lives nearby Llandeilo in a encampment of environmentalists

Eco soldier Swampy has been fined for blockading one of Britain’s biggest oil refineries in an Extinction Rebellion protest. 

Daniel Marc Hooper, 46, trustworthy himself to a petrify retard during a opening to a hulk Valero plant in Pembrokeshire.

Hooper was fined £40 after revelation determined deterrent of a highway.

He told magistrates during Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire: “I was doing it to forestall a larger crime.

“The eco crime of distinction during a cost of a planet.

“I am pleading guilty, we can’t unequivocally means to keep entrance to court.”

Hooper found luminary underneath nickname Swampy when he became a face of a Newbury by-pass protests in 1996. He lived in a hovel underneath a roadworks.

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Swampy done a guest coming on a BBC’s satirical news uncover Have we Got News For You

He went on to turn a teenager luminary and seemed on TV’s Have we Got News For You.

Swampy now lives in a encampment of Talley, nearby Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, famous for a encampment of environmentalists who live in teepees.

He was one of 10 Extinction Rebellion protestors who blocked 3 entrances to a oil refinery final month.

Hooper, who represented himself in court, was also systematic to compensate £85 costs and a £32 surcharge.