- Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site
- More arrests
- Police and Crime Commissioner visits the site
- Complaints of large police presence
- Anti-fracking march from North Yorkshire to Lancashire
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Preston New Road, Little Plumpton
8 March 2017
Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, visits protest outside Cuadrilla’s site at Preston New Road. More details
Police said three people were arrested at the Preston New Road protests. They included John Toothill, who lives nearby, who was charged with obstructing the highway. He was bailed to appear at Blackpool Magistrates Court on 3 April 2017.
A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of an offence under Section 241 of the Trade Union Act and later released with no charge. A 29-year-old man of no fixed abode was arrested on suspicion of theft and possession of a Class A drug. He has been bailed to April 20.
9 March 2017
Police said eight people aged between 23 and 67, were arrested and all charged with failing to comply with a police direction on prohibited assembly following a lock-on protest. They were bailed to appear at Blackpool Magistrates Court on 24 March, 3 April or 10 April.
10 March 2017
Campaigners criticised the large numbers of police outside the Preston New Road site, despite a promise of a “de-escalation of policing” earlier in the week.
8 March 2017
A group of councillors and members of Yorkshire Green Party, along with anti-fracking campaigners, left Kirby Misperton, where Third Energy is expected to frack this year, at the start of a 120-mile walk to Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site. More details and pictures in a post to be published on 12 March 2017.