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First people prosecuted over North Yorkshire fracking to appear in court

Fracking is due to begin in Kirby Misperton this year Credit: ITV News

The first people to be prosecuted after protesting against fracking in North Yorkshire are due to appear in court today.

Third Energy received permission to drill for shale gas in the village of Kirby Misperton last year.

Four people will appear before York Magistrates Court later.

They are all charged with wilfully obstructing a highway.