Man held in East Yorks frack protest

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Published: Thursday 8th January 2015 by The News Editor

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Police have arrested a man on an anti-fracking demonstration camp in an East Yorkshire village.

Rathlin Energy hopes to explore for oil and gas at Walkington’s Crawberry Hill, where protesters have erected a wooden tower.

Humberside Police said that officers took a man into custody on Wednesday morning (January 7).

They said the arrest happened after 12 police officers were dispatched to facilitate “lawful business” and “peaceful protest”.

It is reported that two heavy vehicles drove on to the site, where between 20 and 30 protesters were demonstrating.

Rathlin started drilling at the site three years ago. The Department of Energy and Climate Change has permitted the firm to drill for gas and oil in the area.

The targeted area stretches north of the Humber, and west of Beverley to North Sea coastal regions.

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Published: Thursday 8th January 2015 by The News Editor

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