Five more charged after anti-fracking protests

Five more people have been charged with offences relating to ongoing anti-fracking protests in North Yorkshire.

Nine people have now been charged with criminal offences this week in connection with demonstrations in the village of Kirby Misperton - designed to prevent specialist equipment getting on to a planned test-fracking site.

The latest five people to be charged over events on Thursday include an 18-year-old woman accused of assaulting two police officers.

A 26-year-old woman has been charged with obstructing a police officer, while a 33-year-old man, a 35-year-old woman and a 44-year-old woman have all been charged with obstructing the highway.

All five will appear at York Magistrates Court next month.