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Activists 'blockade' Volkswagen's HQ in Milton Keynes

Activists have blocked the doors of VW's HQ in Milton Keynes Photo: Chris J Ratcliffe / Greenpeace

Greenpeace says it has blockaded Volkswagen's UK headquarters in protest against diesel emissions.

The environmental organisation launched the stunt at the car brand's office in Milton Keynes at around 7 o'clock this morning (Monday)

A spokeswoman said activists have barricaded entrances to the building and set up a mock clinic offering health advice to staff and members of the public.

Medical professionals taking part in Greenpeace protest against VW Credit: Chris J Ratcliffe / Greenpeace

It claimed more than 800 Volkswagen staff employed at the site - in roles such as marketing and distribution - are being prevented from entering. Greenpeace is demanding that the firm commits to stop producing diesel cars and switch to only producing electric models.