Updated: Protestors block road in Kirby Misperton

The tanker in Kirby Misperton this monring
The tanker in Kirby Misperton this monring
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Motorists are being warned to avoid the centre of Kirby Misperton, after protestors climbed onto a tanker as it drove through the village this morning.

One man has since come down and was arrested for tampering with a vehicle. The other is still on top of the lorry on Main Street near the roundabout in the centre of the village.

A man climbed onto a tanker in Kirby Misperton

A man climbed onto a tanker in Kirby Misperton

A woman has been arrested for obstructing the highway.

People can get by on foot but motorists are being asked to avoid the area while a specialist police team deals with the incident.

Superintendent Alisdair Dey, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “This protest activity will have a significant impact on the local community this morning.

"Police are doing all they can to minimise disruption to residents.”