AN anti-HS2 eco-warrior who spent more than a week underground has been arrested after leaving his tunnel.
Lazer Sandford, 20, was among six people dug in outside Euston Station in London in protest over the planned high-speed railway.
Lazer Sandford was arrested after spending more than a week undergroundCredit: Jamie Lorriman
He was among six people camping underneath Euston Square in protest of HS2Credit: PA:Press Association
The activist son of millionaire Roc Sandford agreed to leave in return for supplies, including hygiene and sanitary products, from those trying to evict them.
He was the second protester to be arrested on leaving the tunnel yesterday.
An unnamed activist also left voluntarily and was taken to hospital.
Lazer, whose sister Blue, 18, is in the tunnel, refused medical assistance but was also taken to hospital.
Earlier, bailiffs had reached him after 28 hours of digging and cut him free from a concrete block but he fled further down the tunnel.
But after leaving, Lazer said: “Eleven days in a tunnel was painful but that’s nothing compared with the suffering caused by the climate emergency. Me and my tunnelling friends are protecting lives by protest.”
The veteran eco-warrior Swampy, real name Daniel Hooper, 47, his son Rory, 16, and ex-university lecturer Dr Larch Maxey, 48, are also camped out in the 100ft tunnel.
HS2 Ltd said on Friday night: “One of the illegal trespassers has voluntarily left the underground tunnel and we urge the others to follow.”
Lazer admitted ‘eleven days in a tunnel was painful’Credit: PA:Press Association
His sister Blue is still in the tunnel
She vowed to keep fighting the development even as floods put protesters in dangerCredit: PA:Press Association
Daniel ‘Swampy’ Hooper and Larch Maxey are also camped out in the 100ft tunnel
It added that the safety of protesters, HS2 staff and emergency services personnel was of “paramount importance”.
HS2 Rebellion is an alliance of groups and individuals campaigning against the scheme.
Earlier this week, a High Court judge rejected a legal bid to halt efforts to evict the protesters.
The activists dug a network of tunnels below Euston Square Gardens in protest of the high-speed railwayCredit: Alamy Live News
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