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Four arrested at Kirby Misperton fracking site

[F]our protesters have been arrested at Kirby Misperton fracking site in North Yorkshire today, 20 September 2017.

A 53-year-old man was arrested at about 12.40pm on suspicion of wilful obstruction of a highway, and having an article with intent to destroy or damage property.

A 23-year-old man was arrested at about 12.40pm on suspicion of wilful obstruction of a highway.

A 54-year-old woman was arrested at about 2.20pm on suspicion of wilful obstruction of a highway.

A woman was arrested at about 2.20pm on suspicion of obstructing a person engaged in lawful activity, and possessing a bladed article in a public place.

They remain in custody as enquiries continue.

Superintendent Lindsey Robson, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “We’ll continue to take a neighbourhood policing approach to protests – that means we will talk to people, to explain what is acceptable in terms of safety and reasonableness, and ask them to work with us to make this a safe and peaceful protest. We would rather talk to people and persuade them to move, than have to make arrests.”

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