Fracking protesters stage lock-on protest at business park

Footage posted online shows the lock-on protest in Bourne Road

Anti-fracking protesters have blocked the main access road to a Fylde coast business park.

The lock on demonstration is being staged in Bourne Road, the main access route to the Hillhouse Business Park in Thornton.

Anti-frackers say material is being stored on the site for use at fracking firm Cuadrilla's drilling site in Preston New Road, between Blackpool and Kirkham.

Campaigners staged a protest at Hillhouse on Friday before being removed by security.

They are understood to have returned early this morning.

Lancashire Police said two protesters were 'locked-on' blocking access to the site which is home to several major chemicals firms.

Heavy goods vehicles are unable to access the business park.

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