February 25, 2019 12.56 pm This story is over 57 months old

Seven arrested and charged over fracking protest and ‘assault’

They have been named by police

Seven people have been arrested and charged with offences including assaulting a police officer after a protest outside a Lincoln haulage firm.

As previously reported, campaigners formed a blockade at the S. Lyon & Sons HQ gates on Lincoln Road in Skellingthorpe on Friday, February 22.

Three women and a man were previously arrested on suspicion of public order offences. The total number of arrests is now up to seven.

Those who have been charged by police are:

  • Ross Monaghan, 35, of Tinker Lane, Barnby Moor – charged with common assault and failing to comply with police to leave the area
  • Mathilda Dennis, 25, of Hall Lane, Louth – charged with failing to comply
  • Rosalyn Massey, 42, of Spring Road, Nottinghamshire – charged with failing to comply
  • Stephanie Robinson, 28, of no fixed address – charged with failing to comply
  • Paul Warr, 49, of Tinkers Lane, Blyth – charged with failing to comply.

All are on bail and will appear before Lincoln Magistrates Court on March 13.

  • Louise Hammond, 56, of Mission, Doncaster – charged with assaulting an emergency worker and threatening behaviour. She is due to appear before Lincoln Magistrates Court
  • Nicholas Grant, 45, of Preston New Road, Blackpool – charged with threatening behaviour. He will appear before Lincoln Magistrates on March 14

Both are on bail.

The protest

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

The Reclaim the Power group have set up camp outside the Lyon & Son company HQ in Skellingthorpe

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