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'Freedom Riders' plead not guilty

By Mike Cotton, Town Reporter Friday 11th July 2014

TWO 'freedom riders' arrested during their demonstration against cuts to free train travel for pensioners have pleaded not guilty to charges of obstructing police.

George Arthur, 64, of Church Street, Jump, and Tony Nuttall, 66, of Honeywell Grove, Barnsley, appeared at Sheffield Magistrates Court where their case was adjourned until October 21.

They were arrested during a protest at Sheffield Railway Station.

Arthur is also charged with fare evasion.

They were granted unconditional bail.