Six arrests as police clear anti-fracking camp

ANTI-FRACKING campaigners vowed to continue their protest outside an East Yorkshire oil and gas exploration site after being moved by police and bailiffs.

Rathlin Energy UK successfully applied at the High Court for a possession order this week to claim back land the protesters had occupied at Crawberry Hill, near Walkington, and West Newton in Holderness.

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Six people were arrested on Saturday as the camp was cleared, and a tower built by the protesters was taken down. Members of the campaign group have remained nearby and have now set up camp on a nearby grass verge.