The cases against 109 people arrested after protests at Fortnum & Mason in London during the anti-cuts demonstration are understood to have been dropped, according to the BBC.

The upmarket food and department store was attacked by protesters from the UK Uncut protest in March, as they broke away from the TUC march against government cuts. Protesters occupied the store for around three hours while paint was daubed and windows broken.

30 cases are still being pursued.

Alison Saunders, Chief Crown Prosecutor of CPS London, told the BBC: “I have decided that the cases against 109 individuals who were charged after protesting in Fortnum and Mason on 26 March should be discontinued.

“However, we will continue to pursue the other 30 cases through the judicial process.”

She said that there was sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction for the offence of aggravated trespass against all the defendants, but decided that a prosecution was not necessary in the public interest.

Fortnum & Mason chief executive Beverley Aspinall said at the time that tougher action to manage marches in London was needed. She told Retail Week: “There is a discussion that needs to be had about how we try to prevent this happening in future. These demonstrations are happening with increasing regularity and are getting bigger.”

Other retailers including Topshop and Boots were also targeted.