The Daily Telegraph

Police arrest 11 after damage at dairy plant

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Eleven eco-protesters were arrested after £80,000 worth of damage was caused to lorries at a dairy plant yesterday.

West Midlands Police say the group forced entry to the Muller Wiseman Dairies plant in Ashmore Lake Way, through perimeter fencing before drilling holes in about 200 tyres.

Four men and seven women, mostly aged in their twenties and the eldest aged 55, could face charges of criminal damage and aggravated trespass.

Chief Supt Ian Parnell, said: “We will always respect people’s right to peaceful protest but what we cannot do is stand by and allow wanton criminal damage.”

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