Public reassurance message following Kingsbury Oil terminal protests
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Following two days of policing activity in relation to the ongoing protest incident at Kingsbury Oil Terminal, we can confirm that we have now made 54 arrests for offences including criminal damage, obstructing the highway and public order.
A significant operation remains ongoing, with officers working to bring the situation to a resolution as soon as possible.
We would like to thank local businesses, workers and the nearby community for their continued patience.
Assistant Chief Constable Ben Smith, who is leading the operation, has issued a message of reassurance.
He said: "We fully acknowledge every person's right to engage in lawful protest, however, when that protest becomes unlawful and disproportionate in nature, we will act to protect the rights of others.
"Due to the nature and scale of the policing operation, a large number of officers have been deployed over the last two days.
"Although policing services have been effectively maintained across the rest of the county, I am hopeful the situation can be brought to a swift conclusion so my officers can return to protecting the communities of Warwickshire.”