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Drone activists bailed after Shenstone and Broadstairs factories protest

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Image caption A civil injunction is in place around the Shenstone factory site

Nineteen people arrested in connection with a protest at two factories that make parts for drone aircraft have been released on police bail.

UAV Engines in Shenstone, Staffordshire and Instro Precision in Broadstairs, Kent, are owned by Israeli arms manufacturer Elbit.

The two firms have yet to comment on the action marking the anniversary of attacks on Gaza a year ago.

The 18 men and one woman, aged from 23 to 70, will answer bail later in July.

The condition of bail is that they do not return to either of the UAV sites, or an industrial estate in Tamworth, where a rooftop protest was held, a Staffordshire Police spokeswoman said.

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