Stop Hinkley campaigner dies of sudden heart attack
long-time campaigner against the expansion of Hinkley Point power
station near Burnham-On-Sea has died after a sudden heart attack.
Aubrey, who was a journalist, author and campaigner, died on Friday
at the age of 66.
was the official spokesperson for the campaign group Stop Hinkley
and the group announced his death with "huge sadness".
group's Katherine Attwater told Burnham-On-Sea.com on Sunday:
"The Stop Hinkley campaign is coming to terms with the news
that their spokesperson Crispin Aubrey suffered a fatal heart
attack on Friday afternoon in the midst of the preparations for
a planned protest against Hinkley C next weekend."
played a key role in the preparations and was due to speak at
the rally next Saturday. Crispins wife Sue, who is also
part of the Stop Hinkley campaign, has bravely requested that
the 'show must go' on because it's what Crispin would have wanted."
added that the Aubreys were involved in the original protest against
Hinkley C more than 20 years ago.
took a lead role in the public enquiry and co-ordinated the campaign.
Crispin was a life long campaigner and had been a journalist all
his working life, starting at the Hampshire Chronicle and Londons
Time Out magazine. He wrote widely on environmental issues and
was committed to the promotion of renewable energy."
was a well-respected contributor to the Stop Hinkley campaign
and to the fight against new nuclear in the UK."
came to national prominence when he was arrested under the Official
Secrets Act in 1977 and his subsequent trial and the campaign
around it led to a re-examination of the UK's secrecy legislation.
Top, Crispin with fellow protesters outside Hinkley Point during
a 2010 protest against EDF Energy (photo Paul Glendell)