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Motorists should be forced to drive at 10mph when Insulate Britain holds protests, High Court told 

National Highways should reduce motorway speed limits to as low as 10mph when Insulate Britain protests on a carriageway, a member of the campaign group told the High Court.   

Dr Diana Warner, a member of the Extinction Rebellion offshoot and a retired GP, demanded that the roads agency work with protesters to 'ensure safety for everyone' amid its efforts to block traffic on major roads.

London's transport network was granted the order earlier this month, which is aimed at preventing Insulate Britain from obstructing traffic on some of the capital's busiest roads.

It came after the group shut down Old Street, near the hipster enclave of Shoreditch in east London. 

A judge said the injunction was extended either until a trial is held, a further court order or April 8 next year.  

The TfL injunction bans the protesters from blocking traffic in various locations across the capital, such as Vauxhall Bridge, Tower Bridge, London Bridge and Chiswick roundabout.

It applies to busy London spots including Hanger Lane, the Hammersmith gyratory system, Blackwall Tunnel, the A501 ring road from Edgware Road to Old Street, Staples Corner, Redbridge roundabout and the Kidbrooke interchange. 

Protesters are also barred from Park Lane, Marble Arch Hyde Park Corner, Elephant and Castle -  including all entry and exit roads and the Victoria one-way system. 

Activists from Insulate Britain block a junction near the Dartford Crossing on October 13

An infuriated mother driving into Insulate Britain protesters with her car after they stopped her taking her 11-year-old son to school on October 13

Protesters target the Old Street roundabout in an October 8 protest that led to the TfL injunction

Members of the protest group have also been made subject to three other injunctions granted to National Highways, banning demonstrations on the M25, around the Port of Dover and on major roads around London.

Despite the ban, the group has continued to protest, with footage emerging today from the October 13 M25 protest showing showing an infuriated mother driving into protesters with her car after they stopped her taking her 11-year-old son to school.

Sherrilyn Speid, 34, from Purfleet, Essex, was filmed driving her car at Insulate Britain protesters who were blocking the road by traffic lights at junction 31 of the M25 near Thurrock, on the north side of the Dartford Crossing which links Essex to Kent. 

The footage - filmed by another person at the protest - shows the woman believed to be Ms Speid get out of the Range Rover to confront the protesters. 

After they refuse to move, she then drove her Range Rover at them - causing one to scream out in panic. 

Reacting to footage of the confrontation, Ms Speid wrote on Instagram today: 'I never ran them over, I gave them a nudge. So dramatic man.'    

Ms Speid was today revealed as an entrepreneur who started a food business during lockdown, providing Caribbean food to the local Essex community. 

Her business then spread across Essex and London with companies asking her to cater events.

Sherrilyn Speid, 34, from Purfleet, Essex, was filmed driving her car into Insulate Britain protesters. She was revealed today as an entrepreneur who started her own food business during lockdown 

Ms Speid, who was infuriated with Insulate Britain protesters blocking the road, told them 'I'll drive through you then'

Her food business spread across Essex and London during lockdown with companies asking her to cater events

The incident, which took place on the morning of October 13, was the 13th major protest by the eco-zealots in four weeks after the group targeted the M25, the Blackwall Tunnel in London and the Port of Dover - at a time where the country is already facing a major supply chain crisis.

The eco-mob are demanding the Government pay to better insulate Britain's social housing stock, but have come under fire over claims one of the group's ringleaders lives in a home which is not properly insulated.

 In a hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice in London on Tuesday, Mr Justice Lavender extended the TfL injunction and granted permission for the list of named individuals it covers to be amended.

The judge said the injunction was extended either until a trial is held in the case or a further court order or April 8 next year.

'This doesn't rule out the possibility that it could be extended again by a judge on a further occasion,' he added.

During Tuesday's hearing, Insulate Britain members were given the chance to address the court. 

Dr Diana Warner, a retired GP, told the court that Insulate Britain is 'intent on keeping the public safe' and 'committed to non-violence'.

The 62-year-old added that there is a 'wide gulf' between her understanding of 'what constitutes safety' and National Highways' stance.

Dr Warner said National Highways should slow traffic to 10 or 20 miles per hour when people are on the motorway, warning that she expects to continue Insulate Britain's campaign for 'civil resistance' until 'a meaningful statement from the Government that we can trust'.

'I'm willing to give up my freedom and my house. These are all the material things I have,' she said, adding that there is 'everything to lose if we destroy the Earth that sustains us'.

Last week, the court heard that National Highways may ask for a default or summary judgment - legal steps which would mean the case against the protesters is resolved without a trial.

Mr Justice Lavender also granted a request by TfL's barrister, Andrew Fraser-Urquhart QC, for further disclosure of information by the Metropolitan Police relating to arrests. 

Three police officers carry away an activist from hated campaign group Insulate Britain from the Old Street roundabout earlier this month

Scores of the protesters - who have been widely savaged for their actions - sat at Old Street, in the heart of hippy London earlier this month

The disruption at the Old Street roundabout is the latest of a series of protests that has seen the group draw the ire of the public 

Breaching a court order can result in a committal for contempt of court, which, if proved, may be punished with up to two years in prison and an unlimited fine.

At Tuesday's hearing, Mr Justice Lavender emphasised to those in court which injunctions are in place and encouraged people who find themselves served with a committal application to seek legal advice.

At a High Court hearing held last week, the same judge extended the three National Highways injunctions.