TWO anti-fracking protestors who erected two wooden towers in the middle of a road have been charged with causing a danger to road users.

In the early hours of Monday morning, they built and preceded to sit on the towers on Habton Road, Kirby Misperton.

The 56-year-old man and 39-year-old woman will appear at York Magistrates’ Court on December 21.

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The woman has also been charged with obstructing a police constable while carrying out their duties.

Both have been given bail conditions not to enter Habton Road effective from today.

Superintendent Lindsey Robson, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “We will continue to take a neighbourhood policing approach to any protest activity - that means we will talk to people, to explain what is acceptable in terms of safety and reasonableness, and ask them to work with us to make this a safe and peaceful protest.

“We would rather talk to people and persuade them to move than have to resort to force and make arrests.”