Councillors and anti-fracking campaigners have accused Lancashire Police of colluding with Cuadrilla to develop its shale gas site near Blackpool.
There have also been complaints that the force has used “aggressive and inconsistent tactics” against campaigners at anti-fracking protests at the site at Preston New Road.
Similar general allegations have been made since Cuadrilla began work in January. DrillOrDrop report
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The Green Party is calling on the shale gas company, Cuadrilla, to answer allegations of violence by security guards and staff against protesters at its site near Blackpool.
Party co-leader, Jonathan Bartley, hand-delivered a letter to Cuadrilla’s chief executive today expressing “grave concern” about two recent incidents.
Last week security staff allegedly punched an activist and were photographed holding him by the throat. On Monday a protester was hit by a van leaving the site.
In this week’s listings:
- Divestment and green jobs rally at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site
- Angus Energy conference call
- Continuing direct action against Cuadrilla’s fracking plans
- Cake at the Gate gatherings at UKOG’s Broadford Bridge site
- Campaign training sessions
- Planning meetings
Diary events for the rest of July 2017 here. Please let us know (click here) if any of these details are incorrect or if other events should be included. With grateful thanks to Ruth at DrillorDrop
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