Seven arrested and charged over fracking protest and ‘assault’

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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.