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All articles & reviews tagged with street-preacher

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October 2021
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First Christian street preacher to be prosecuted for breaching the Covid lockdown has his fine dropped

The Crown Prosecution Service has dropped its case against open-air preacher Mike Overd, who had become the first Christian preacher to fall foul of coronavirus laws during the first English lockdown. Mr Overd, who is no stranger to controversy, had been carrying out his street ministry in Taunton town centre, Somerset, during March and…

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September 2021
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Street preacher who was fined during the lockdown wins in court

Magistrates in London have thrown out a case against a street preacher who was fined for open-air evangelism during the lockdown. Joshua Sutcliffe, 31, was preaching and handing out leaflets in Camden, North London, on Good Friday last year. Four police officers approached him, and he was told that he was outdoors without a…

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August 2021
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Street preacher to appeal arrest and fine

A street preacher arrested in Sutton for preaching on Easter Sunday last year is to appeal a ruling made by the City of London magistrates’ court. In July, a judge ruled it was right for the police to arrest and fine Andrew Sathiyavan, 46, for breaking Covid regulations by street preaching on Easter Sunday.…

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March 2020
News > International

Norway: Muslims beat and attempt to force the conversion of street preacher

Four Muslim men abducted, beat, and robbed a Christian street preacher in Trondheim, Norway, demanding at knifepoint he convert to Islam or be killed. Roar Fløttum, who regularly preaches on the streets of the city, was lured away last year by the men to pray for a friend who, they falsely claimed, had injured…

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September 2019
News > Religious liberty

Police pay £2,500 damages to street preacher

Christian street preacher Olu has been offered £2,500 in damages from the Metropolitan Police in relation to his false arrest and unlawful detention in February this year. The 64-year-old man had been preaching outside Southgate Underground station. A member of the public, Mrs Ambrosine Shitrit, saw a tall, hooded man squaring up to Olu.…

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June 2019
News > Religious liberty

Street preacher arrest prompts petition

Christian Concern is petitioning the Home Secretary asking him to review the guidance to police officers regarding street preachers following yet another arrest in London earlier this year. So far, thousands have signed the petition, but Christian Concern has urged for more names to ‘add pressure’ on the Home Secretary and the police to…

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April 2019
News > Religious liberty > Society

Police standards body investigating arrest of London street preacher

The police Professional Standards Unit is investigating the arrest of a street preacher in London. A disturbing video has been posted online showing officers arresting Oluwole Ilesanmi on Saturday 23 February outside Southgate tube station. The preacher was arrested for ‘breaching the peace’ after a member of the public complained that he was ‘Islamaphobic’.…

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