THE CPS has dropped three charges against two anti-fracking protesters related to a “bird table” protest.

Dr Julia Collings, 40, of Roe Road, Northampton, and Christopher Stuart Wilson, 56, now living in a protesters’ camp in Little Plumpton, Lancashire, both denied allegations of endangering road users. Collings also denied a charge of obstructing police.

Both charges related to an incident in Habton Road, Kirby Misperton, on October 30 outside the site where Third Energy was carrying out pre-fracking operations.

After the case, a spokesman for the Kirby Misperton Protection Camp said the defendants each occupied a tower, which he called “bird tables” and that a “support team facilitated free movement of traffic along Habton Road, until North Yorkshire Police closed the road”.

“We’re thrilled this ridiculous charge has been dropped and the two protectors have been vindicated after a stressful nine months preparing for their trial,” he said.

“We welcome the acknowledgement that our peaceful protest at KM8 has not endangered anyone - indeed care for the safety and wellbeing of the community of Kirby Misperton is what motivates those who are protesting against fracking.”