Protestors block Lancashire fracking site
Protesters have blockaded the entrance to a fracking site as part of a month of action to resist the controversial drilling process.
The group of 13 protesters, including three local councillors, arrived at the site on Preston New Road in Fylde, Lancashire, in the early hours of Monday morning and locked themselves to objects in an attempt to prevent vehicles entering the site.
The protest is part of a month of action organised by campaign group Reclaim the Power to resist fracking in Lancashire.
Lancashire police said officers were in attendance at the site.
The site, run by developer Cuadrilla, was refused planning permission by Lancashire County Council in 2015, but permission was later granted following an appeal and a planning inquiry.
In April, campaign groups lost a High Court action to overturn the decision.