Media playback is unsupported on your device

Anti-fracking protests halt drilling in Balcombe

16 August 2013 Last updated at 00:59 BST

Energy company Cuadrilla is scaling back its exploratory oil drilling operation near Balcombe in West Sussex on police advice.

Up to 1,000 extra anti-fracking activists are expected to join existing demonstrations over the weekend.

The company said it was making the decision for safety reasons and planned to resume full operations soon.

The BBC's John Moylan said Cuadrilla had put the site into lock-down mode to ensure the safety of staff, villagers and protesters.

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.