Protesters opposed to the Banks Fracking fracking site who halted test drilling when they attached themselves to the rig in November 2011 appear at Preston Magistrates Court. 

Barbara Cookson, of Liverpool, Edward Lloyd-Davies, and Lauren Pepperell, of Brighton, deny charges including trespass and assault.

The trio are all members of pressure group ‘Frack Off’

The trial is expected to last four days.

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