Four people have been arrested following reports of an assault and disorder outside the main entrance of the former RAF Scampton base. Police were called at 1.11pm on today (October 10).
A 56-year-old man from the Yorkshire area has been arrested on suspicion of assault and aggravated trespass. A 44-year-old man from the Grimbsy area and a 51-year-old woman from the Yorkshire area were arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespass.
A 42-year-old man from the Lincoln area was also arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespass. They remain in police custody and will be interviewed in due course.
Lincolnshire Police said officers remained in the area for several hours to engage with those protesting in a lawful and peaceful way. Full investigations are now underway and the force urges anyone who it has not spoken with yet to come forward.
Tom Winter, 61, a protestor from Lincoln at the site, said: “We try to keep it peaceful. People come here from all over the country to protest.
“A lot of people are terrified that the school is so close to the camp. Most of the people here are concerned and vulnerable people.”
Lincolnshire Police said it will continue to carry out patrols throughout the evening and coming days while protestors are present to keep both them and the wider community safe. The force also said if it receives further reports of people causing disorder it will not be tolerated and it will step in to protect people in the area and community.
It said it would continue to provide advice around safe and lawful protest while they remain at the location.