Anti-fracking protestors pitch camp next to Cuadrilla's drilling operation in Balcombe

The view from the extended protest in Balcombe Credit: Andy Dickenson

Anti-fracking protesters have extended their occupation campaign up to the fences of the drill site in Balcombe.

Activists are now pitching tents as far as the gates of the exploratory drilling site, run by energy firm Cuadrilla, who have temporarily scaled down operations on advice from police.

The view from the extended protest in Balcombe Credit: Andy Dickenson

Advertisement

Snatch squads arrest protesters

Police are tonight facing growing criticism that they've been too heavy handed dealing with campaigners at the anti-fracking demonstration at Balcombe, in West Sussex.