Major disruption as protestor mounts lorry on A169

Motorists are experiencing major disuption this morning after a man climbed onto a lorry close to the Kirby Misperton site where the first hydraulic fracturing in years is due to take place tomorrow.

The first frack in the UK is expected to take place at Kirby Misperton tomorrow

The man climbed onto the lorry on Kirby Misperton Road, near the junction with the A169, at 9.50am.

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Police have put a contraflow system in place, so traffic is able to pass the lorry. Diversion signs are being put in place.

However, the man has told officers he plans to stay there until he is removed, so motorists should expect delays in the area.

Motorists are urged to avoid the area.