Fracking protestor arrested on suspicion of causing danger to road users

A man has been arrested and released on bail after climbing onto a tower made of pallets close to the fracking plant at Kirby Misperton.

The 33-year-old man was removed from the top of the structure by a team of specially-trained North Yorkshire Police officers, at about 5.45pm on October 9.

He was arrested on suspicion of causing a danger to road users, and obstructing a police officer.

He has been released on bail as enquiries continue.

The tower of pallets, which was on the verge of Habton Road, was dismantled by the local authority.