Protester battle set for court

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SHEFFIELD Cathedral has served court papers to anti-capitalist protesters it is trying to evict from its forecourt.

The cathedral has begun legal action to clear Occupy Sheffield’s tents after campaigners defied a request to leave peacefully within a week.

A court hearing will now take place on Thursday, January 26, at Sheffield County Court. The Dean of Sheffield, the Very Rev Peter Bradley, said it was still hoped a peaceful resolution would be found.