20 Sep 2019

The Extinction Rebellion protest at Valero Refinery came to an end last night (Thursday, September 19).

Specialist officers were deployed to the scene and as a result of that, two protesters were arrested for unlawful obstruction of the highway and transferred to Haverfordwest custody. Others who took part decided to end their protest and have been reported for summons and the items used by them have been seized by the police. All protesters have now left the area and police are maintaining high visibility patrols.

Superintendent Robyn Mason said: “Officers spoke to the protesters and partner agencies throughout the day to ensure a balance was maintained  between allowing people the right to peaceful protest and the requirement to ensure the safety of, and minimise the disruption to, business and the community. We will  continue to monitor the situation.”