Six people have been arrested during a protest over fracking at Kirby Misperton, including one man for allegedly carrying a bullet.

The 53-year-old was arrested at 2.25pm today in Habton Road, Kirby Misperton, on suspicion of possessing ammunition for a firearm.

Other arrests included a woman, 38, for obstructing a police officer, and a 29-year-old woman for obstructing the highway and obstructing a police officer.

Two 40-year-old women who locked themselves together and lay in the middle of Habton Road were cut free at about 9.15am, and arrested on suspicion of obstructing the highway.

And at 8.30am today, a 49-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and obstructing a police officer on the same road.

They are currently in custody and being questioned by police.

Police were also drafted in after two 20-minute peaceful protests took place at the entrance to the site.

Protestors requested a 20-minute ‘hold’ at the gate at 1.10pm, before lorries left the site just after 1.30pm.

A short time later, protestors carried out a ‘slow walk’ protest in front of two lorries.