In this week’s post:
- Six-person lock-on at Preston New Road
- Possession order issued at protection camp near Blackpool
- Demonstration at the Major Oak in Sherwood Forest
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Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, Lancashire
16 February 2017
7.30am (approx): six people locked themselves together in the entrance to Cuadrilla’s fracking site at Preston New Road. The road has remained open to traffic.
9.55am: police began arresting people taking part in the protest under Section 14 of the Public Order Act. Lancashire Police said five men, aged 23-55 from Blackpool were arrested along with a 51-year-old woman. Another man, 53, has been reported for summons.
11.40: Police removing protesters from pipes
The protest lasted about seven hours.
Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, Lancashire, 16 February 2017. Photo: Ami Roberts
Protection Camp, Dugdale Close, Blackpool
17 February 2017
A possession order was served on a protection camp at Dugdale Close, Blackpool.
A E Yates, Bolton
14 February 2017
Major Oak, Sherwood Forest, Nottingham
18 February 2017
About 100 people gathered at the Major Oak in Sherwood Forest to protest at plans by INEOS to explore for shale gas in the area.