Phillips

Mother's victory over 'danger' phone mast

A pregnant woman yesterday won a landmark legal case over mobile phone masts linked to serious health risks such as cancer.

Jodie Phillips, a 27 year old nurse who is expecting her first child in January, successfully argued that such masts 'terrified' people living nearby.

She persuaded a High Court judge that telecom company Hutchinson 3G had no right to put a 40ft high mast just yards from her home.

The ruling opens the way for residents to fight masts being built in thousands of locations.

Jodie Phillips v. (1) First Secretary of State (2) Havant Borough Council (3) Hutchinson 3G (UK) Limited

Case No: CO/2229/2003

Neutral Citation No: [2003] EWHC 2415 (Admin)

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE

QUEENS BENCH DIVISION

ADMINISTRATIVE COURT

Royal Courts of Justice

Strand,

London, WC2A 2LL

Wednesday 22nd October 2003

Before :

THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE RICHARDS

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Between :

JODIE PHILLIPS Claimant

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(1) FIRST SECRETARY OF STATE

(2) HAVANT BOROUGH COUNCIL

(3) HUTCHISON 3G (UK) LIMITED

Defendants

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