Road to North Yorkshire fracking site closed as protester scales wagon

The protester clambered onto a wagon this morning and is refusing to move.
The protester clambered onto a wagon this morning and is refusing to move.

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.

It is part of ongoing protests at the entrance to Third Energy's site in Kirby Misperton, near Malton.

Habton Road has been shut since around 11.55am today when the anti-fracking campaigner first clambered onto the vehicle.

The road remains closed this afternoon as the protester continues to refuse to come down.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "This irresponsible action is extremely dangerous.

"As a direct result, Habton Road is now closed, and diversions are in place, causing significant disruption to local people for several hours."