29 further arrests of Insulate Britain protestors on M25 and A1M

Over the last week, Hertfordshire Police have made a total of 76 arrests in relation to protest activity.

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This morning Hertfordshire Police say they have arrested 13 people near junction 18 (Chorleywood) of the M25, a number of which had reportedly glued themselves to the road.

Further arrests were made near junction 4 (Stanborough Interchange) of the A1M, where the majority of the 16 people arrested had also glued themselves to the road.

Both disruptions are now understood to have been cleared and roads are reopened.

Over the last week, Hertfordshire Police have made a total of 76 arrests in relation to protest activity.

In a statement, Chief Superintendent Nick Caveney said: “Protestors have made it clear that they intend to continue causing disruption. Not only is purposely blocking a highway incredibly dangerous, it also affects thousands of members of the public who are stuck in delays as a result.

“We have robust plans in place in order to minimise any disruption and to allow us to make arrests as quickly as we possibly can. This includes, but is not limited to, monitoring areas that have been identified as possible protest targets.

“Officers were on the scene within minutes of being alerted to protest activity, allowing us to put diversions in place to ease the traffic and to make numerous arrests. All protestors involved in this morning’s protests have been arrested and will be taken to custody."

“We are working closely with other affected forces to ensure that any further activity is dealt with effectively and efficiently."