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Police Make 11 Arrests after Masked Eco-Activists Invade Coal Mine - Report

Coal News - Published on Wed, 21 Aug 2019

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Chronicle Live reported that police have arrested 11 people after eco-activists stormed a coal mine. Work at Field House Quarry was brought to a standstill after masked activists staged a protest on Monday morning. At the same time, campaigners blocked roads to Shotton mine, near Cramlington, Northumberland.

Chief Inspector Ms Sue Robinson, from Durham Constabulary, said officers have been at Field House Quarry, near West Rainton, since the early hours of Monday morning but that the activists were now gone. We have been working with those involved in the protest and the owners of the site to bring the situation to a peaceful conclusion,.

She said that “All protesters have now left the site and a number have been issued with dispersal orders preventing them from returning to County Durham for the next 48 hours. Seven people were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, three were arrested on suspicion of assault, while a 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of breaching a dispersal order. They have been taken to police stations across County Durham.”

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Posted By : Sanju Moirangthem on Wed, 21 Aug 2019
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