Anti-fracking campaigners block shale gas exploration site in Lancashire

Anti-fracking protestors block the entrance to the Preston New Road fracking site in Lancashire Credit: Greenpeace

Anti-fracking campaigners are staging a second day of protests outside a shale gas exploration site in Lancashire.

Protesters brought traffic to a standstill yesterday as they staged a human chain demonstration across a road to show their opposition to fracking.

Lancashire Police had to be called out to the site on Preston New Road and the fracking company Cuadrilla described the action as 'utterly selfish and attention seeking'.

Hannah Martin, Head of Energy at Greenpeace UK, said: