Article on Cuadrilla fracking protests prompts 14 complaints to press watchdog

Cuadrilla takes shale activist row to Government claiming that local firms will lose out due to protestors.


Protest at Preston New Road on 20 February 2017. Photo used by Drill or Drop with the permission of the author.

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The press regulator has received multiple complaints about an article by the Telegraph referring to arrests at Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking site.

The article, about protests at the Preston New Road site, near Blackpool, said:

“There have been a dozen arrests related to verbal death threats and physical assault against workers at Cuadrilla’s site in the last month but some forms of legal protest action are carried out with the police in attendance.” (posted on the Telegraph website 7pm, 18 February 2017)

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