POLICE say they have facilitated ten 'slow walk' protests at Kirby Misperton this week.

A 'slow walk' is a form of protest in which a group of protesters walk in the path of a lorry, slowing its progress and causing delays in operations.

The ten slow walks have targeted lorries entering and leaving the 'KM8' fracking site on Habton Road, Kirby Misperton.

Today, 'slow walks' took place from 10.35am to 10.55am, and from 12.35pm to 12.55pm.

On each occasion, vehicles were delayed by about 20 minutes, before continuing on their journeys.

The slow walks are facilitated by North Yorkshire Police staff at the site.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police, said: “We are continuing to support and protect people engaged in safe, reasonable and peaceful protest at Kirby Misperton.

"Officers are there to balance the needs and wishes of everyone involved, including protesters, businesses and local residents going about their daily lives without disruption.”