February 22, 2019 11.52 am This story is over 57 months old

‘They’ve got it wrong’, says firm targeted by fracking protesters

Protesters have blocked the S Lyon & Son headquarters over claims about their involvement in fracking

A Lincoln haulage firm at the centre of a fracking protest argued they are “the good guys” and claimed they have “never” delivered fracking equipment.

Two people from the ‘Reclaim the Power’ group locked themselves together in protest at the Lyon & Son gates in Skellingthorpe.

It’s part of a nationwide day of action targeting the fracking supply chain.

But the directors at the centre of the protest have told The Lincolnite they do not supply fracking companies.

“These people have got everything wrong,” Warren Lyon said of the protestors. “We’ve never delivered fracking equipment.

“We service the oil and gas industry and have done for the past 50 years. That’s all we do and we’re not bad people.

“I think these people would have a bigger impact if they went to the right people. They have caused us a bit of disruption but our customers are very understanding.”

The group set up camp in the early hours of Friday, February 22. Photo: Daniel Jaines for The Lincolnite

John Jones, from the ‘Reclaim the Power’ group, told The Lincolnite: “This company in particular deliver a lot of stuff to a lot of fossil fuel sites.

“We’re saying that it is time for these companies to divest from fossil fuels and reinvest in renewables really.”

The protesters told reporters they could be outside S Lyon & Son’s company for the next couple of days.