Preston New Road closed after fracking protest

Preston New Road has been closed in both directions following a lock-on protest, say police.

Wednesday, 12th July 2017, 12:33 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:58 am
Protesters blocked the road at around 10.50am today and police are at the site.

Protesters blocked the road at around 10.50am today and police are at the site.

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A spokesman for the police said: "A number of campaigners have locked on over at the Cuadrilla site in Preston New Road.

"Drivers should try to avoid the area while the incident is in progress."