Seven people have been arrested and charged following an anti-fracking protest near to Lincoln.
A group of around 10 environmental campaigners were at the site of S Lyon and Son in Skellingthorpe on Friday, February 22.
The demonstrators were protesting in opposition to the haulage firm’s work with the oil and gas industry.
However, police have now revealed that a total of seven people have been arrested and charged after the demonstration.
Here’s a list of the names of those arrested and charged:
- Ross Monaghan, 35, of Tinker Lane, Barnby Moor has been charged with common assault and failing to comply with police to leave the area.
Also charged with failing to comply with police:
- Mathilda Dennis, 25, of Hall Lane, Louth
- Rosalyn Massey, 42, of Spring Road Nottinghamshire
- Stephanie Robinson, 28 of no fixed address
- Paul Warr, 49 of Tinker Lane Blyth
All have been bailed and are due to appear at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on March 13.
- Louise Hammond, 56, of Mission, Doncaster was charged with assaulting an emergency worker and threatening behaviour. She was before Lincoln Magistrates on February 25.
- Nicholas Grant, 45 of Preston New Road, Blackpool was charged with threatening behaviour and will appear before Lincoln Magistrates on March 14.
Both have been bailed.
Bosses at the S Lyon & Son claimed that the protesters caused little disruption to operations.
Warren Lyon, a director at the firm, attacked the protesters for their blockade of the site.
Speaking to the Lincolnshire Echo during the demonstrations, he said: “Our friends outside the gate have all got diesel and petrol vans which you can see they have parked strategically parked up the road.
“When they go to fill up the garage they know they’re not putting unicorn wee in – they are using fossil fuels that they are putting in there.
“So they are outside the gates protesting about something that they use in their everyday lives, we all use it in our everyday lives.”
The protest came as part of national anti-fracking campaign called Reclaim the Power.
Demonstrations were held in Leeds, Cambridge, Manchester, Windsor and Bristol as well as the site near Lincoln.
One protester at Skellingthorpe said: “We are paying S Lyon & Son a visit to ask them to stop being part of such a destructive industry and supply chain.”