We have charged two men with public order offences following reports of threatening and abusive behaviour at a protest outside the former RAF Scampton site.
We received multiple calls at around 7.30am today (17 October) that some people at the location were being verbally abusive and threatening to members of the public and staff at the site.
Reports also came in that protestors were blocking access to the site.
Officers responded to the incident, and Roger Phillips, 47, of De Wint Avenue in Lincoln, and Simon Avison, 42, from Crosby Road, Grimsby, were arrested at the scene this morning.
They were each charged this afternoon with a public order offence of using threatening/ abusive words/ behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.
They have been released on police bail with conditions not to go within one mile of RAF Scampton. Both are due to appear at Lincoln Magistrates' Court in November.
There will be a continued policing presence in the Scampton area today.
Balancing the rights of people to present differing views alongside the rights of those working or living in a local area to go about their day without disruption can be a challenge, but it’s one we are well prepared for.
We will continue to engage with all protestors at the site, providing advice on safe and lawful protest.
We will take swift and robust action against anyone who attends the area and causes disruption or commits offences.