Emma was sentenced to 2 years imprisonment on 24th February 2015 at Bristol Crown Court for committing “Criminal damage recklessly endangering life.” The charge relates to criminal damage of police cars in the Bristol area. Addres has been updated as of March 2015.
This is the first conviction under Operation Rhone; an investigation led by 10 CID officers to investigate over 100 actions of anonymous attack in the Bristol area over the past four years, gather intelligence on the broader anarchist movement, as well as hunting for the fugitive comrade Badger, who fled in August 2011. However, Emma’s arrest and guilty plea relating to a sabotage on New Year’s Eve appears to be a stand-alone case and was not the result of Operation Rhone work – even if they got involved afterwards.
She was released in January 2016, however extremely restrictive liscence conditions mean that she is not allowed barely any contact with her friends and comrades, and is forbidden to do any kind of political organising.