Just Stop Oil protesters defy court order to cause chaos outside Kingsbury Oil Terminal

A High Court injunction allows officers enhanced powers to prevent and disrupt any unlawful activity

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Police are at the scene of Kingsbury Oil Terminal, dealing with the presence of Just Stop Oil protesters.

A number of arrests have been made outside Kingsbury Oil Terminal. Image: Just Stop Oil
A number of arrests have been made outside Kingsbury Oil Terminal. Image: Just Stop Oil

A High Court injunction allows officers enhanced powers to prevent and disrupt any unlawful activity.

Just Stop Oil protesters have contravened an injunction which stops them demonstrating at Britain's largest inland oil storage depot.

The group are seen holding up signs with messages such as "oil is stealing my future" and "stop new oil".

Assistant Chief Constable Dave Gardner said: “The High Court injunction remains in place and I would strongly advise against people coming to Kingsbury to conduct any protest activity.

“Although the force respects the right to the peaceful protest, we will always take action against anyone found to be acting outside of the law.

The protesters are demanding that the UK Government stops new oil and gas projects. Issue date: Saturday April 2, 2022.
The protesters are demanding that the UK Government stops new oil and gas projects. Issue date: Saturday April 2, 2022.

“If you are believed to be in breach of the order, officers will arrest you and you will be taken into police custody until you have to appear before the courts.

“A number of arrests have been made this morning and our priority continues to be to minimise any disruption to the community and the local road networks, while ensuring the terminal can go about its day-to-day operational activity.

“A heightened police presence will remain in the area as we deal with the protesters and continue to protect the public from harm.

“I would like to thank the local community for their continued patience. It remains a challenging time but we are working in conjunction with our partners to minimise any disruption”.

Anyone who notices anything suspicious or has information that could help with our enquiries should call 101 referencing Kingsbury protests.