February 22, 2019 3.54 pm This story is over 62 months old

Four arrested after Lincoln fracking protest

Protestors formed a blockade this morning

Four anti-fracking protesters have been arrested during a protest outside a Lincoln haulage firm HQ.

As previously reported, campaigners formed a blockade at the Lyon & Sons HQ gates on Lincoln Road in Skellingthorpe.

Lincolnshire Police confirmed on Friday afternoon that three women and a man have now been arrested on suspicion of public order offences.

Two people from a group who call themselves Reclaim The Power locked themselves into an ‘arm tube’ this morning.

The group set up camp in the early hours of Friday, February 22. It’s part of a nationwide day of action against fracking and fossil fuel industries.

The group claims S.Lyon & Son provided services to ‘fracking companies’ IGas Energy, Dart Energy, Cuadrilla Resources and Rathlin Energy.

However, the haulage firm argued they are “the good guys” and claimed they have “never” delivered fracking equipment.

The protestors told reporters they could be outside S Lyon & Son’s company “for the next couple of days” but police have now stepped in.

Reclaim the Power protests are taking place across the country in Leeds, Cambridge, Manchester, Windsor, Bristol. They are protesting at HSBC bank and outside Centrica in Windsor who they say finance Cuadrilla.