Extinction Rebellion activists block entrance to Lancashire fracking site

Activists from Extinction Rebellion have blocked the entrance to the UK's only active fracking site at Preston New Road, Lancashire.

Last month, a record-breaking tremor measuring 2.9 was recorded, breaking a 2.1-scale 'micro seismic event' which was detected two-days before.

Routine policy states hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, is paused for 18 hours following any tremors larger than 0.5 on the scale.

A spokesperson for Cuadrilla said they had no objection to a 'peaceful, law abiding protest':

Whilst hydraulic fracturing is currently suspended, the spokesperson added: