PROTESTORS opposed to fracking in North Yorkshire have attempted to disrupt traffic entering a well site.

Campaigners gathered at Kirby Misperton today in a co-ordinated protest against Third Energy’s KM8 fracking operation.

Protestors claimed on social media that the company was breaching its traffic management plan by not adhering to agreed routes onto the site.

Campaigners also tried to stop two lorries delivering fencing to the site.

Officers from North Yorkshire Police were at the scene to ensure the protest remained peaceful and a post on the local policing team’s facebook page said: “We know that there are very different views about hydraulic fracturing, but as the local police, our job is not to ‘take sides’ - it is to carry out our duties as a police service.”