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Fracking injunction to be heard at High Court

Cuadrilla is due to begin fracking in Lancashire shortly Photo: PA

An anti-fracking campaigner will go to court later today to try to prevent the start of fracking in Lancashire.

Bob Dennett, from Lytham, wants to block the extraction of shale gas until a judicial review examines a claim about the adequacy of Lancashire County Council's emergency response planning and safety procedures.

Energy firm Cuadrilla have drilled two wells at their Preston New Road site, both of which have central government approval to commence fracking. The company insist they and the council have "undertaken all necessary risk assessments and have thorough emergency response safety procedures in place."