Arrests made at Sheffield tree-work site

Date published: 20 March 2018 18:23
Dated: 20 March 2018 18:18:44

Officers from South Yorkshire Police have today (Tuesday 20 March), arrested two people at the site of tree-work on Rivelin Valley Road, Sheffield.

One man, aged 48 was arrested on suspicion of obstructing the highway, under the Highways Act 1980.

A second man, aged 47, was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated harassment, under Section 4a of the Public Order Act 1986.

One man, aged 65, was reported on summons under section 303 of the Highways Act 1980.

Earlier today, due to the peaceful nature of the protests, police resources were withdrawn from the site. However, only a short time later, a breach of the designated safety zone temporarily stopped work, and a number of people were observed gathering on the road.

Due to the breach, and safety concerns associated with people standing on a live highway, a number of officers were sent back to the site, until the tree-work had completed.

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