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Statement on protestors at Hesketh Bank site

Media Statement
1st December 2011

Protesters at Hesketh Bank site

Cuadrilla Resources can confirm that three environmental activists from Bristol have illegally entered the Banks drilling site and attached themselves to equipment. The company was successful in preventing a further five protesters from reaching the equipment. Local Police are on site, and are negotiating with protesters and everything will be done to ensure their safety.

A spokesman for the company said:
“We have nothing to hide about our operations and welcome open dialogue with local people. We have shown over a hundred people around our operational sites over the last year, including 60 local people around the Banks site.

“We have been involved in local events attended by many hundreds of local people to discuss our work. But the fact is, these protesters are not local, have not bothered to participate in local dialogue and are using up considerable amounts of local Police time that would be better employed elsewhere in the community.

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