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Anti-fracking protesters 'put lives on the line'

Protesters formed a barrier by locking their arms into a metal device. Photo:

Anti-fracking campaigners have pledged to put their lives on the line to stop a company drilling for shale gas in North Yorkshire - after seeing a letter saying work on site will start 'on or after Thursday'.

Two protesters - who locked their arms together in a metal device - have been removed from a road near the site this morning. Police closed Kirby Misperton Road to remove the protesters, causing huge traffic delays.

The metal device was designed as a barrier to stop lorries from accessing the site.

They are threatening to step up their efforts to stop fracking going ahead in Kirby Misperton - amid fears it could be the first of many sites to be targeted.

North Yorkshire County Council gave Third Energy permission to frack in September.