Two men were arrested this morning as anti-fracking campaigners gathered at the gates of Third Energy’s shale gas site in Kirby Misperton for the arrival of the first delivery vehicles.
Opponents of Third Energy’s operation to frack a well at Kirby Misperton will be allowed to slow down lorries delivering to the site just twice a day, the police officer in charge of the operation has said.
Police investigate video of officers joking about arrest tactics for Lancashire anti-fracking protesters
A livestream video which shows Lancashire police officers joking about the arrest tactics for anti-fracking protesters is being investigated by the force.
July saw the largest number of arrests in a month so far at protests outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool, according to figures released by Lancashire Police.
Police officers used force at protests over Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site nearly nine times a day on average in the first half of July, according to data from Lancashire Constabulary.
Councillors and anti-fracking campaigners have accused Lancashire Police of colluding with Cuadrilla to develop its shale gas site near Blackpool.
Police closed the road outside Cuadrilla’s Lancashire shale gas site for eight hours today in response to anti-fracking protests.