Three men and two women who were arrested following a Greenpeace protest at Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s home in North Yorkshire have been released on bail.
North Yorkshire Police arrested the group yesterday (Thursday), after protesters climbed on the Grade II-listed manor house in Kirby Sigston near Northallerton and draped oil-black fabric over the property while Mr Sunak and his family are on holiday.
A statement from North Yorkshire Police said: “All five suspects who were arrested following the protest in Kirby Sigston on August 3, have been released on conditional police bail to allow for further inquiries to be carried out.
“The investigation remains ongoing.”
Mr Sunak and his family are now on holiday in California.
The action by Greenpeace has come in for criticism from government ministers and opposition MPs.
Labour’s shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper said: “Targeting someone’s home like this is disgraceful and totally unacceptable. This is against the law and rightly the police are taking enforcement action.
“The Prime Minister’s home and family should never be targeted in this way.”
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