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.
A Lancashire businessman who had been threatened with arrest for sounding his car horn in support of anti-fracking protesters led a convoy of hooting motorists past Cuadrilla’s shale gas site this morning.
Opponents of fracking plans at Kirby Misperton have accused North Yorkshire Police of violating their human right to protest.
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.
Surrey Police are appealing for information about a fire which destroyed a caravan and badly damaged a cabin belonging to opponents of oil exploration near Leith Hill.
The Green Party MP, Caroline Lucas, supported campaigners taking peaceful direct action at Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool.
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.
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An anti-fracking protester has been on top of a lorry near Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool for more than 58 hours.