Police have arrested four protesters on suspicion of theft and aggravated trespass as part of their policing operation of the badger cull.

Gloucestershire Police said four people were arrested in the early hours of Tuesday morning in the village of Redmarley D’Abitot.

A 46-year-old woman from Evesham, Worcestershire, a 46-year-old woman from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, a 34-year-old woman from Gloucester and a 23 year-old man from Mansfield in Nottinghamshire were all arrested at around 3.10am on suspicion of theft and aggravated trespass.

The 34-year-old woman was also held on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon, namely a knife. All four remain in police custody today (Tuesday).

The latest developments follow the arrest of four people in the early hours of Friday (6 September) on suspicion of aggravated trespass in the Forthampton area of Gloucestershire.

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