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Anti-fracking protestor arrested after eight hour stand off with police

Anti-fracking demonstrator at Daneshill

Anti-fracking demonstrator at Daneshill

An anti-fracking protestor was arrested after climbing and chaining himself to a drilling rig before an eight hour stand off with police.

Campaigner Will Thompson climbed the derrick at Daneshill Energy Forest on the outskirts of Doncaster in the early hours of Tuesday and unfurled a “no fracking” banner at the site, owned by Dart Energy.

Mr Thompson agreed to end his protest and was arrested as he climbed back down.

A protest camp has been established across the road from the site over the last few weeks.

Pete Kennedy, campaigner for Frack Free South Yorkshire, said: “Will locked onto the rig following grave concerns about the impact of gas extraction on the environment and local communities.”

Dart has been granted a Petroleum Exploration and Development Licence (PEDL) to extract coal-based methane from the ground.

The firm said it had no ‘no current plans to drill a shale exploration well’.

 

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