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On 9 August, charges against ten women (and a dog), brought under the Aldermaston byelaws, were dropped ( "Women arrested at cocktail party", July/Aug PN).
The women had been charged with "camping" and "lighting a bonfire", following the introduction
of new byelaws on 31 May 2007.Their original arrest on 8 June was, frankly, bizarre; Ministry of
Defence (MoD) police took more than three hours to get women to the nearest police station partially due to women vanishing, drinking beer, falling asleep, or taking their clothes off.

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