Five people have been arrested at a protest in Ledbury.

Earlier today (Saturday 25 February) police were made aware of a protest at a site in Bromyard Place. Officers attended to ensure any disruption to the local community was kept to a minimum.

During the protest five people were arrested. Four people were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, one person was arrested on suspicion of a breach under the public order act.

Superintendent Mel Paley said: “We respect the right to peaceful protest, however, where criminal offences are committed will take action against those suspected of being involved.

“I would like to thank the local community for their understanding and co-operation as we responded to the protest.”

The protest has now concluded and protestors have left the area.