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Three further arrests at Sheffield tree-work site

Three people have been arrested following protests related to tree-work in Sheffield.

The arrests were made on Rivelin Valley Road.

A 49-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of Section 5 Public Order Offence and accepted a fixed penalty notice, according to police.

Meanwhile, a 65-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of obstructing the execution of Act under Section 303 of the Highways Act 1980 and a 57-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of causing intentional harm or distress, under Section 4a of the Public Order Act 1986.

The man and the woman have been reported on summons.

Police say a number of people at the site were also reported on summons under Section 303 of the Highways Act 1980.

Officers also called the Yorkshire Ambulance Service earlier today, following reports of an injury. The ambulance arrived and took the woman to hospital as a precaution. Police officers at the site spoke to the woman, who they say did not make a formal complaint at the time.


RAF engineer named after crash

The MOD have confirmed the death of Corporal Jonathan Bayliss of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team (The Red Arrows) after yesterday's crash.

The 41 year old joined the Red Arrows in 2016 as a mechanical engineer before becoming leader of the dye team in 2017.

Before this year becoming part of a small group of highly-trained engineers who provide technical support when the aircraft operates away base.

Pilot David Stark continues to receive medical care and has non-life threatening injuries.

Jonathan Bayliss died after the aircraft he was in crashed Credit: MOD


Further arrests as tree protests continue in Sheffield

Protests over tree felling in Sheffield are continuing Credit: ITV News

A further two people have been arrested in Sheffield as tree protests continue across the city.

The arrests were made at the site of tree-work on Rivelin Valley Road, as campaigners tried to stop the felling of trees set to be chopped down as part of a controversial council contract.

  • One man, aged 48 was arrested on suspicion of obstructing the highway, under the Highways Act 1980.
  • A second man, aged 47, was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated harassment, under Section 4a of the Public Order Act 1986.
  • One man, aged 65, was reported on summons under section 303 of the Highways Act 1980.

South Yorkshire Police issued the following statement:

Earlier today, due to the peaceful nature of the protests, police resources were withdrawn from the site. However, only a short time later, a breach of the designated safety zone temporarily stopped work, and a number of people were observed gathering on the road.

Due to the breach, and safety concerns associated with people standing on a live highway, a number of officers were sent back to the site, until the tree-work had completed.

– South Yorkshire Police
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