Since 20th December 2016, my primary place of residence has been the Kirby Misperton Protection Camp in North Yorkshire. This was the date upon which Mrs Justice Lang rejected the application for a Judicial Review submitted by the residents of North Yorkshire, in a last ditch attempt to prevent THIRD ENERGY from FRACKING in the beautiful Vale of Pickering agricultural landscape.
As expected, THIRD ENERGY commenced deliveries to the FRACK Pad shortly after the end of the Summer season, so as to minimise their impact on Yorkshire’s most significant tourist attraction, Flamingo Land.
North Yorkshire Police have adopted a policy of Gratuitous Aggression from Day ONE. Scenes
of North Yorkshire’s para-military Police Support Unit (PSU) man-handling the primarily local Geri-activist community has caused disgust and consternation amongst the usually placid, ultra-conservative Ryedale Community.
Not satisfied with riding roughshod over legislation designed to protect the enshrined right to Peaceful Protest, North Yorks Police are adopting deeply sinister tactics to remove anyone filming their
increasingly outrageous and unacceptable behaviour, in a blatant attempt to avoid ANY public scrutiny.
This included a crass attempt to prevent me from LIVESTREAMING & FILMING the ‘Protester Removal Team’ at the FIRST Kirby Misperton Lock-On (Monday 25th Sept 2017).
I was arrested (see video below), then thrown into a ditch. The arresting Officer then jumped on top of me and pushed his knee into my chest, before calling for assistance to haul me out of the ditch.
Although totally bemused, I was unhurt … though the credit for this must surely go to Dr Steven Peers who had the misfortune to be behind me. The video below is a compiliation of video recorded by Dr Steven Peers (who I fell on top of, as I was pushed into the ditch) and Eddie Thornton.
As you will see in the video, it was initially alleged that I was ‘Obstructing a Police Officer’, though by the time I had been unceremoniously frog-marched to the Police Transport Vehicle, the charge had morphed into ‘Obstructing the Highway’!
After being taken to Fulford Road Police Station in York, I was released WITHOUT CHARGE, after being held in custody for three hours. I got back to Kirby Misperton just in time to see the last two, of the FOUR LADY Lock-on Crew, being loaded into the back of a Police Van.
Ian R Crane ARRESTED for FILMING at Kirby Misperton, North Yorks
Since this incident, just over one week ago, there have been THREE Lock-ons, ONE Mock-on and ONE ‘Lorry Surfer’. THIRD ENERGY have every intention of being the first Company to FRACK in the UK since the moratorium was lifted in December 2012 … this is the FRONTLINE in the anti-fracking Campaign and as ENGLAND is now the only entity in the UK where fracking is permitted (and the Tories are the only party supporting this insidious industry), the pressure is mounting on Theresa May to ‘Pull the Plug’.
However, it may not be quite so simple in England, as there is the distinct probability that there is a much more sinister agenda behind the desire to establish a network of deep wells across the ‘Desolate North’ … as you will see if you invest the time to watch the video below.
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