Policing of protests at Cuadrilla’s Lancashire shale gas site will use officers from other parts of the UK, as well as the local force, from next week.
The organisation which monitors protest policing has raised concerns about tactics by officers at opposition to onshore drilling in West Sussex. Netpol said Sussex Police had described a section of road on the route to the Broadford Bridge oil exploration site near Billingshurst as a “tolerated slow walking area”. […]
In this update of protests about fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry: Anti-fracking campaigners hand in complaint about Preston New Road protest policing Police criticise behaviour of some protesters at Kirkham vigil Swap work for work protest at Preston New Road Lock-on at A E Yates […]
Anti-fracking campaigners accuse police of “disproportionate and aggressive” tactics at Cuadrilla shale gas site
Opponents of Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool say their right to protest has been “repeatedly trampled on” by Lancashire Police.
Lancashire Police has said its operations at Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool will cost an extra £450,000 a month.
Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire said this evening the government had given the go-ahead for fracking in the county and so it should pay to police the protests.
In this Fracking Week in Parliament Graham Jones on the cost of policing anti-fracking protests Mark Menzies on action over Lancashire’s recommendations on fracking health risks