Just Stop Oil protesters arrested after damaging fuel pumps at M25 service stations

There is currently no petrol available at Clacket Lane or Cobham service stations

Published Last updated

Nine people from Just Stop Oil have been arrested in Surrey after allegedly damaging fuel pumps and gluing themselves to forecourts at the Clacket Lane and Cobham service stations on the M25.

Surrey Police said they were “working as quickly as we can to remove the protesters from the service stations”.

There is currently no petrol available at either station due to the damage, including on both sides of Clacket Lane.

The three arrests were made on suspicion of criminal damage.

“We appreciate the disruption this is causing and we are working as quickly as we can to remove the protesters from the service stations,” police said.

Protesters at petrol pumps on the M25
Protesters at petrol pumps on the M25

A statement from the group reads: "Today’s actions will put further pressure on petrol and diesel supplies for the south-east ahead of the August Bank Holiday weekend.

"These were halted from the Navigator and Grays depots in Essex and the Kingsbury terminal in Warwickshire yesterday.

"A series of tunnels, occupied by Just Stop Oil supporters have been constructed under access roads to the depots resulting in highway closures and the disruption of supplies.

"The supporters of Just Stop Oil will continue the disruption until the government makes a statement that it will end new oil and gas projects in the UK."