Video: policing concerns as man dragged from wheelchair at fracking protest. Again

Posted: July 23, 2017 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized


Shocking footage has emerged of a disabled protestor being dragged from his wheelchair during a protest at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site in Lancashire.

Navy veteran Nick Sheldrick, who is paralysed from the waist down, was part of a group of protestors when police – witnesses say they were not from the local force – arrived en masse, apparently to escort lorries entering and leaving the site.

In video taken by other protestors, Mr Sheldrick tries to move his wheelchair into the lane to prevent the passage of a lorry and police run to pull him out of the way of it – but in the process appear to do more than was necessary, tipping him out of his chair onto the road.

The lorry is at some distance when Sheldrick starts to cross the centre line, but three officers run to intercept him and two of them tip his…

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