Anti-fracking protesters have experienced violence and intimidation from police officers, leading to physical injuries, trauma and a breakdown of trust, a new study reveals.
Less than half the arrests at long-running protests outside Cuadrilla’s fracking site have so far ended in convictions, according to figures from Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.
Environmental campaigners have dismissed Surrey County Council’s use of the term “extremism” for anti-fracking protests.
A long-awaited consultation is underway on new guidance for policing protests.
East Yorkshire council has closed the road to Rathlin Energy’s oil and gas exploration site at West Newton.
Policing at two IGas shale gas sites in Nottinghamshire has cost nearly a million pounds, campaigners have revealed.
The government is to pay almost all the extra costs of policing protests outside Third Energy’s fracking site at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire.