Four people are lying in the road, with their arms locked into metal tubing, at Kirby Misperton this morning.
A North Yorkshire Police team with specialist training and equipment is currently at the scene of the incident. Officers are also working at the scene to ensure the four people involved are safe and well. However, they have refused to discuss their intentions with officers.
Another lock-on at Kirby Misperton fracking site.
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Superintendent Alisdair Dey, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “The actions of these people will cause significant disruption to local businesses.
“It’s a challenge to balance the the right of people to assemble and protest peacefully, against the right of people to go about their daily lives without disruption. However, when the balance tips from peaceful protest to deliberate, unlawful acts that cause unreasonable disruption to others – including companies going about their lawful business – then we need to take action.”
At this time, Habton Road in Kirby Misperton remains open, but local road users should anticipate some delays due to the disruption caused.