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North Yorkshire Fracking gets the go ahead costing police millions

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North Yorkshire Police cut backs looks to be threatened as fracking is granted within North Yorkshire.

Policing the protests is expected to run into millions a cost North Yorkshire Police cannot afford and will now have to carry without the support of extra Home Office funding.

The protests within West Sussex placed pressure on policing budgets as £4 Million was forked out to cover the costs.

Barton Moss saw Greater Mancheter Police fork our £1.4 Million pounds the home office refused to support the funding.

PCC Julia Mulligan called Mike Pannett claims utter nonsense that policing fracking protests could cost North Yorkshire Police Millions.

A two day meeting has now concluded
(Monday 23 May 2016), has seen hundreds of people gather to air their views outside County Hall, North Yorkshire County Council.

The atmosphere largely remained good natured while North Yorkshire County Council and North Yorkshire Police facilitated lawful protest. No arrests have been made.

Superintendent Dave Hannan, Head of Specialist Operations at North Yorkshire Police, said: “This issue has generated a great deal of feeling in the local community and beyond. It also has potential to boil over into public disorder and unlawful behaviour.

“North Yorkshire Police worked closely with North Yorkshire County Council and liaised with representatives from all sides of this issue to mitigate this concern, whilst fulfilling our duty to facilitate lawful protest.

“I sincerely thank the protestors for their co-operation throughout the planning meeting and for respecting the local community by keeping disruption to a minimum.

Positive feedback from the groups involved demonstrated that the neutral role of the police in these often challenging situations was understood and appreciated by the majority of those in attendance.”

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood is the editor and news reporter covering national and international news crime and policing news. Tweet your news and views to @TrevSherwoodPH

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