5 September 2013


You might have received a letter from me recently in which I highlighted the recent arrests of Christian street preachers.

Well, I'm sorry to say that it's happened again! 

Yesterday evangelist Rob Hughes was preaching on a high street in Basildon when he was arrested by police for a statement he didn't even make.

A bystander made a false accusation against him to the police and they arrested him on the basis of this false accusation.

He was taken to Basildon police station and held there for seven and a half hours before being released at around 11.30pm last night.

We were in contact with him as the arrest was taking place and were able to send a solicitor to help him in the police interview process.

Rob said:

"I am so grateful that the Christian Legal Centre was able to react quickly and effectively in my situation."

After his experience, Rob commented that it seems Christian street preachers face a situation where they are "presumed guilty until found to be innocent."

This is happening alarmingly often now. Rob's experience shows why it's so important that we at the Christian Legal Centre keep giving legal support to Christians like him who simply want to share the good news of Jesus.

Can you help us keep our free legal hotline open for Christians like Rob? 

A gift of £25 would keep the line open for a full hour. Just click the button below to make an online donation:

And please pray for street preachers up and down the country, that God would use them to bring many people into the Kingdom.

In fact, we are also handling another case of a street preacher who was arrested in London earlier this week. We cannot say anymore at this stage for legal reasons but please pray for a just outcome.

In Christ

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Andrea Minichiello Williams, CEO Christian Legal Centre

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