Update 29/8/2018: See section headed Swapping fracking at the bottom of this post. A report published today on social cohesion in Greater Manchester has been rewritten this evening after it emerged that a case study falsely accused anti-fracking activists of “grooming” a 14-year-old boy.
A tribunal has ruled today that police cannot use “national security” as a reason for refusing to release information about fracking opponents referred to a counter-terrorism programme.
Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has called on the Government to reconsider its decision to contribute only 20% of the cost so far in policing anti-fracking protests outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool.
The monthly cost of policing outside Third Energy’s fracking site at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire was the lowest so far recorded in January 2018
The monthly cost of policing anti-fracking protests in both North Yorkshire and Lancashire fell markedly in November.
Anti-fracking campaigners have called on police to protect their civil right to protest. They were responding to a report published this morning alleging “confrontational and “aggressive” policing. Two police forces in fracking protest areas said they have a duty to balance the right to protest with rights […]
The co-leader of the Green Party, Jonathan Bartley, was dragged by police away from the entrance to Third Energy’s fracking site at Kirby Misperton this afternoon.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire is seeking assurances from the Government that it will contribute to the costs of policing anti-fracking protests in the county.
The Fire Brigades Union has accused North Yorkshire Police of making a “nuisance call” when it requested fire service help at an anti-fracking protest at Kirby Misperton.
Police officers using specialist climbing gear removed an anti-fracking protester this afternoon from a small wooden tower outside Third Energy’s gas site at Kirby Misperton.