Lancashire

Two arrested over 'disarming warplanes' at BAE Systems in Warton

Sam Walton and Rev Dan Woodhouse Image copyright Sam Walton and Rev Dan Woodhouse
Image caption Sam Walton is a Quaker and Rev Dan Woodhouse is a Methodist minister

Two people have been arrested in Lancashire after allegedly trying to disarm warplanes bound for Saudi Arabia.

The Rev Dan Woodhouse, a Methodist minister in Leeds and Sam Walton, a Quaker, are accused of entering the BAE Systems site in Warton to disarm planes.

Police said they were being held on suspicion of criminal damage.

In a statement, Mr Woodhouse said stopping warplanes "would save lives".

Image caption Two people have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage

Mr Woodhouse added: "Stopping or even delaying Saudi Arabia having more planes with which to bomb Yemen would save innocent lives and prevent war crimes."

BAE Systems said the matter was being investigated by Lancashire Police and it was assisting officers with their inquiries.

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