Police investigating alleged collision between tractor and man during Derbyshire fracking protest

Protesters pictured at the Bramley Moor Lane site.
Protesters pictured at the Bramley Moor Lane site.

Police are investigating an alleged collision between a man and a tractor during a fracking protest in north Derbyshire.

Derbyshire police attended a 'small protest' on Bramley Moor Lane, Marsh Lane, yesterday afternoon,

Police at the scene on Bramley Moor Lane, Marsh Lane.

Police at the scene on Bramley Moor Lane, Marsh Lane.

A police spokesperson said: "Our officers were sent to the site to facilitate the rights of those protesting and ensure that the event passed off peacefully.

"There have been no arrests in relation to the protest. However, enquiries are ongoing into a collision between a man and a tractor. The 50-year-old man suffered minor injuries."

Earlier this month the Planning Inspectorate approved plans by Ineos to carry out exploratory drilling on privately-owned land off Bramley Moor Lane. This was despite strong opposition from Derbyshire County Council and the Eckington Against Fracking group.

Anyone with any information about yesterday's incident should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting reference number 18000412087.

Protesters pictured on Bramley Moor Lane, Marsh Lane.

Protesters pictured on Bramley Moor Lane, Marsh Lane.