Road to North Yorkshire fracking site closed as protester scales wagon

Police have been forced to close the road leading to a fracking site in North Yorkshire after a protester climbed on top of a wagon.

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Habton Road has been closed since around 11.15am today when the anti-fracking campaigner scaled the vehicle.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "This irresponsible action is extremely dangerous. As a direct result, Habton Road is now closed, and this will cause significant disruption to the local community.

"Officers are at the scene assessing the situation, and diversions are being put in place."