A Mitcham woman has been charged with aggravated trespass following Extinction Rebellion protests yesterday.

In the early hours of the Tuesday, protestors congregated at the entrance of the construction site in Bow which prevented companies within the area from being able to go about their daily business.

As a result, Sally Davidson, 31, of Byards Croft, as well as six others have been charged by police.

Commander Jane Connors, said: “We absolutely recognise the right for people to protest however we will continue to take action against those who choose to break the law, to ensure disruption to Londoners is kept to a minimum.

"Police Liaison Teams remain in contact with organisers to understand their plans and ensure London remains open for business.

"We are aware that protestors are expected to target the construction industry this week. We are engaging with business across the Capital and would urge anyone who become aware of protests taking place on their premises to contact police at the earliest opportunity by calling 101."

All seven have been bailed to appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, August 15.