Officers are currently at the scene of Kingsbury Oil Terminal dealing with the presence of protesters who arrived at the site around 7.30am this morning (Tuesday).
A High Court injunction remains in place, which provides officers enhanced powers to prevent and disrupt any unlawful activity. Breaching this injunction can carry a maximum penalty of two years’ imprisonment.
Information about the High Court injunction can be found here.
A total of 16 people have been arrested on suspicion of obstructing the highway. They are:
A 35-year-old man from Barnsley
A 74-year-old man from Telford
A 50-year-old woman from Oxfordshire
A 40-year-old woman from London
A 54-year-old woman from Birmingham
A 49-year-old woman from Manchester
A 70-year-old woman from East Barnet
A 75-year-old woman from Leicester
A 55-year-old man from Manchester
A 72-year-old woman from Cumbria
A 23-year-old woman from Leeds
A 41-year-old woman from Cumbria
A 37-year-old woman from London
A 52-year-old woman from Scarborough
A 51-year-old woman from Basingstoke
Assistant Chief Constable Dave Gardner said: “The High Court injunction remains in place and I would strongly advise against people coming to Kingsbury to conduct any protest activity.
“Although the force respects the right to the peaceful protest, we will always take action against anyone found to be acting outside of the law.
“If you are believed to be in breach of the order, officers will arrest you and you will be taken into police custody until you have to appear before the courts.
“A number of arrests have been made this morning and our priority continues to be to minimise any disruption to the community and the local road networks, while ensuring the terminal can go about its day-to-day operational activity.
“A heightened police presence will remain in the area as we deal with the protesters and continue to protect the public from harm.
“I would like to thank the local community for their continued patience. It remains a challenging time but we are working in conjunction with our partners to minimise any disruption.”
Anyone who notices anything suspicious or has information that could help with our enquiries should call 101 referencing Kingsbury protests or report it online via our website.