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UPDATE:Photographer arrested by GMP for crossing the road

February 8, 2017


A photographer who set out to capture the scenes of a Bolton protest has been arrested by Police.

The keen Photographer Peter Yankowski was arrested just moments after he had arrived at the scene of an Anti-Fracking protest on Cranfield Road, Lostock Industrial Estate, Lostock where protesters were demonstrating against A E Yates Ltd. The Civil Engineering company has recently won a £1.5 Million contract to build a shale gas extraction, Hydraulic fracturing platform at the controversial Preston new road site in Little Plumpton, Lancashire.   


Protesters had slow marched the heavy goods vehicle to the end of Crainfield road in Lostock before being told they must move out of the way by the police. Moments later cameras caught Peter Yankowski arriving to the site to take photograph of the action and as he crossed over the road the vehicle began to set off towards him. Peter was immediately Pounced on and arrested for obstruction of the high way. 


He was later taken in to police custody and is still believed to be being held at Bolton Central Police station. 



UPDATE: Peter was release from Bolton Police station at 22:42 after being formally charged with obstructing the highway. He was released on unconditional bail and is expected to appear at Bolton Magistrates court on 7th March 2017.



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