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Four arrests near proposed fracking site in North Yorkshire

An image from an earlier protest. Credit: ITV News

Four anti-fracking protestors have been arrested for lying down on roads in North Yorkshire with their arms locked together in devices.

Third Energy were given final planning consent to drill for shale gas in the village of Kirby Misperton earlier this year.

But the site has attracted several protests since the decision was made. The office of the North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner said policing the protests has so far cost more than £180,000.

Two people were detained after being cut from a device at the end of Habton Road in Kirby Misperton today at around 12.40pm.

The other two were arrested after specialist officers were drafted in at around 2.15pm.

They were all arrested on suspicion of obstructing a highway and remain in custody.