Anti-fracking protesters 'shut down Cuadrilla's HQ'

Campaign group No Dash for Gas said that anti-fracking protesters have shut down the headquarters of oil firm Cuadrilla Resources in Lichfield.

Campaign group No Dash for Gas said it has shut down Cuadrilla's headquarters.
Campaign group No Dash for Gas said it has shut down Cuadrilla's headquarters. Credit: No Dash for Gas

The group, which has called for direct action following fears Cuadrilla will use hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, at its site in Balcombe, West Sussex.

Police arrive at the scene in Lichfield, Staffordshire.
Police arrive at the scene in Lichfield, Staffordshire. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Cuadrilla chief executive Francis Egan told ITV News the firm has no plans to use the process at the site.

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Fracking protests to continue

Anti-fracking protesters will maintain a presence outside an exploratory drilling site following two days of direct action against the energy company carrying out the work.