Campaigners used two scaffolding tripods to block the entrance to Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool this morning.
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, announced today it had spent a total of £6.8m in the Lancashire economy in the past two years. But new figures show the cost of policing outside the company’s Preston New Road site near Blackpool reached almost £6m for a single year.
Lancashire fracking protest arrests: 2017 data shows most were in the summer and for highway obstruction
Almost half the arrests at protests outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site in 2017 were for obstructing the highway, according to data from Lancashire Police.
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.
Three women from Lancaster locked themselves to a boat outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site to protest about extraction of fossil fuels.
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.