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Vehicles delayed by 20-minute protest at Kirby Misperton hydraulic fracturing site gates

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A roadside assistance vehicle and two tankers were delayed by a protest at the gates of the Kirby Misperton hydraulic fracturing site this morning.

Police officers facilitated the peaceful protest between about 10.50am and 11.10am, which delayed the vehicles leaving the site. About seven people stood in the road until they were required to move by police.

The vehicles then left the site and continued on their way along Habton Road. Passing traffic was not disrupted.

Superintendent Alisdair Dey, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “We support and protect people engaged in safe, reasonable and peaceful protest at Kirby Misperton. That means balancing the needs and wishes of everyone involved, including protesters, businesses and local residents going about their daily lives safely and without disruption.”

Last modified: January 4, 2018