Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

5G Worries Should Be Heard, Says Recorder

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

5G Worries Should Be Heard, Says Recorder

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Byline: IAN JOHNSON Reporter ian.johnson01@reachplc.com @IANJOHNSONCHRON

AJUDGE has refused to 'gag' an anti-5G lighting campaigner, ruling the issue should be debated. Mark Steele claims 5G kills babies and causes cancer, and believes it's secretly being used in Gateshead.

The council denies this and applied for an injunction to limit what the 57-year-old could even post online about 5G.

But Recorder Nolan QC said he refused to 'gag' him, adding: "The public have a right to know."

Outside the court, protesters - some dressed like World War One soldiers - used microphones to air their 5G concerns.

Inside the court, a packed gallery - including a small child - heard claims Steele had harassed an array of council staff and councillors.

It heard Steele accused one worker of "crimes against humanity" for their involvement with the lights.

One was branded a "murdering ****" while another, repairing a streetlight, was called a "baby killer", the court was told.

"I said do you know [the lights] are capable of killing babies," Steele recalled in his evidence on Thursday.

He claims that worker, like several of the alleged harassment victims, "laughed" at him.

And speaking after the Newcastle County Court hearing, Steele said he's aware he's been ridiculed at times for his beliefs.

These, the court heard, include claims 5G is linked to birds and bees dying across Gateshead.

"I don't blame anyone for laughing," he told The Journal.

"I'm an expert in this particular field and I find it unbelievable and I don't expect anyone not find it nonsensical.

"But this is happening."

But now Steele has offered an olive branch to Gateshead Council, urging bosses to sit down and discuss the issue with him.

The council has strenuously denied secretly using 5G - most notably in an infamous viral Facebook post. …

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