Eight environmental campaigners have blockaded a power station in a protest against climate change this morning.

Two women and six men - all from Oxford - used bike locks to close the entrance to the coal-powered Aberthaw Power Station in Barry, South Wales, at 7.30am.

A spokesman for the group, called Oxford Automonists, said the campaigners were holding a sit-down protest, blockading the entrance and refusing to move.

The power station is owned by RWE npower, which also runs Didcot Power Station.

Campaigner Deborah Locke, 30, of Oxford, said: "Climate change is the biggest issue of our time and we all have the power to take action to halt climate change."

The protesters said they aimed to continue disrupting work at the power station for as long as possible.