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Kirby Misperton fracking protesters erect wooden towers in middle of road

[H]abton Road at Kirby Misperton is currently closed to all vehicles and pedestrians after protesters erected two wooden towers in the middle of the highway.

The incident occurred at around 3am today (Monday 30 October 2017) and police are dealing with the situation and ensuring the safety of all involved.

Superintendent Alisdair Dey, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “I know that protest activity has had a significant impact on the local community, particularly over the last few weeks. We are doing all we can to make sure residents can go about their daily lives safely and without disruption.

“Local neighbourhood police officers and PCSOs will continue to be active in Kirby Misperton and surrounding villages, addressing any concerns about the impact of protest activity.”

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