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Arrests and charges

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 No further action – 1

This table was last updated in June 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

Court outcomes

We have published a summary of court results.