Police outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site near Blackpool got suspicious this morning when a TV reporter appeared to be putting his arm in a tube used by anti-fracking campaigners for lock-on protests.
The journalist, from Sky TV, said he wanted to demonstrate how campaigners had blocked the site entrance earlier in the day in the latest of a series of lock-on protests.
But police weren’t taking any chances, running towards him, moving him further from the gates and taking away the arm tube.
” I’m just trying to report on how these activists are making your job more difficult”.
One officer said:
“These guys are changing tactics every day, so we have to make sure”.