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Arrests

Our core tactic is to engage with people on all sides of the issue, 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.

However, once the balance has tipped from peaceful protest to deliberate acts that are unlawful and cause unreasonable disruption to others, then the public would expect the police to take action.

Arrests

The information below shows how many people have been arrested as part of the police operation connected to hydraulic fracturing at Kirby Misperton – and the subsequent outcome.

Month Arrests Outcomes
September 2017 26 Charged – 22
Cautioned – 2
No further action – 2
October 2017 41 Charged – 32
Cautioned – 2
No further action – 7
November 2017 8 Charged – 4
No further action – 4
December 2017 0
January 2018 7 Charged – 4
No further action – 3
February 2018 3 Cautioned – 1
No further action – 2
March 2018 1 Released under investigation – 1

This table was last updated on 23 April 2018. The figures for October 2017 include one arrest and subsequent charge related to an incident in Whitby.

De-arrests:

  • September 2017: 2
  • October 2017: 1
  • November 2017: 0
  • December 2017: 0
  • January 2018: 0
  • February 2018: 0
  • March 2018: 0

Charges

The table below shows the total number of offences subsequently charged as part of the police operation connected to hydraulic fracturing at Kirby Misperton.

Offence charged Total
Aggravated trespass – Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, s. 68 1
Assault a police constable in execution of his/her duty – Police Act 1996, s. 89(1) 3
Destroying or damaging property – Criminal Damage Act 1971, s. 1 3
Obstruction of highways and streets – Highways Act 1980, s. 137 34
Obstruct/resist a police constable in execution of his/her duty – Police Act 1996, s. 89(2) 9
Causing danger to road users – Road Traffic Act 1998, s. 22A 3
Intimidation or annoyance by violence or otherwise – Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, s. 241 15
Harassment, alarm or distress – Public Order Act 1986, s. 5 1
Tampering with motor vehicles – Road Traffic Act 1988, s. 25 3
Total offences charged 72

This table was last updated on 19 February 2018.