Bailiffs accused of ‘inhumane’ eviction of anti-fracking activists

BAILIFFS were accused of carrying out the “inhumane” eviction of an anti-fracking protest camp in Lancashire on Tuesday.

Activists at New Hope camp in Preston New Road claimed they were “dragged from their beds half-naked” on the coldest night of the year.

The camp’s residents said they were given “no warning” before the eviction at 6am by employees of private bailiff company Able Enforcements, the Lancashire Constabulary and local demolition firm Pete Marquis.