A "SLOW walk" peaceful protest took place in Kirby Misperton near the hydraulic fracturing site today.

At 12.05pm, a group of about 20 protesters walked along Habton Road in front of a lorry, delaying it by 20 minutes.

At 12.25pm, the group moved to the side of the road, and the lorry continued on to the site.

Police liaison officers at the scene worked with members of the protest community to facilitate the protest.

Superintendent Alisdair Dey, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “We will continue to support and protect people engaged in peaceful protest activity at Kirby Misperton.

"Officers assessed the situation, engaged with the protest community, and explained clearly what was reasonable and safe in the circumstances.”