Update: Fracking protesters say police have ordered them to leave David Cameron's home

Fracking protesters set up mock drilling site outside David Cameron's home

Fracking protesters set up mock drilling site outside David Cameron's home

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FRACKING protesters say they have been ordered by police to leave David Cameron's home in West Oxfordshire this morning.

The Greenpeace activists set up a mock drilling site outside the Prime Minister’s house in Dean, near Charlbury.

The eight protesters, who are wearing hard hats and hi-vis jackets, have said they will stay on site until the Queen’s Speech at 11am to Parliament when she is expected to announce changes to the law which Greenpeace says will give fracking firms the all-clear to drill under people’s homes and land without their permission.

A banner hung outside the entrance to the Witney MP’s home reads: "We apologise for any inconvenience we may cause while we frack under your home". 

Greenpeace spokesman Ben Stewart said police had sent one car and one officer to the scene shortly after the protest began.

He said: "David Cameron wants a fracking revolution so we thought what better place to start it than his own home."

He said the group – which has blocked the entrance to the home - had picked a time when no one was home so as not to disrupt Mr Cameron's family.

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