Emma Thompson breaks court injunction to protest against potential fracking site in Lancashire

Police standby as Emma Thompson climbs a gate into the fracking site field Credit: Greenpeace

Celebrity sisters Emma and Sophie Thompson have broken a court injunction by peacefully occupying a potential fracking site in Lancashire.

The two actors, who have joined forces with local residents opposed to fracking, filmed a pastiche of the Great British Bake Off on the contested patch of land near Preston earlier today.

The site, leased by fracking firm Cuadrilla, has been transformed by Greenpeace volunteers into a film studio inspired by the popular TV show, complete with a white marquee, vintage utensils, and bunting.

Protesters are banned from the site after the company applied for an injunction in 2014.

The celebrities cooked energy-themed cakes in a bespoke kitchen powered by wood and solar panels.

Emma Thompson (right) and her sister Sophie at a potential fracking site near Preston Credit: PA
The sisters are taking part in a Frack Free Bake Off Credit: PA

Cuadrilla's application to drill on the site was rejected by Lancashire County Council last year amid strong public opposition and was appealed by the company.