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Four men arrested after allegedly trespassing at Rishi Sunak’s home

Four men have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespass at the Prime Minister’s constituency home in Yorkshire.

The group were arrested by police officers in the grounds of Rishi Sunak’s home in Kirby Sigston, near Northallerton, at around 12.40pm today before being escorted off the property, North Yorkshire Police said.

Those detained included a 52-year-old from London, a 43-year-old from Bolton, a 21-year-old from Manchester, and a 20-year-old from Chichester.

In a statement the force said the men were detained “within one minute of them entering the grounds” and they are now being held in custody.

The arrests came before a video was released by protest group Youth Demand showing a young man entering the Prime Minister’s property and defecating in a lake.

The group said the action was a “parting gift” for the Prime Minister and the Conservative Government.

In a press release, the group identified the man in the video as Oliver, 21, a student from Manchester, and included a statement from him.

It read: “We have so much to thank the Tories for: from crumbling schools, shit in the rivers and a collapsing NHS; to creating a nation with more food banks than McDonalds and 4.3 million UK children living in poverty.

“From allowing their mates to get filthy rich from selling weapons to battle-test on toddlers in Gaza, or by drilling for more oil as the world burns – it’s quite a legacy!”

Youth Demand describes itself as a campaign calling for an arms embargo on Israel, as well as for the Government to revoke all new oil and gas licences granted since 2021.

Earlier today a car crashed into entrance gates of Mr Sunak’s official country residence, Chequers, in Buckinghamshire shortly after midday.

Thames Valley Police said a white Volkswagen Scirocco hit the barriers at the entrance and the driver, a 44-year-old man from the county, was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and drink driving.

In a statement the force said: “While we are still in the very early stages of our investigation, there is currently no evidence to suggest there was any intention to harm anyone.”

The force said nobody else was in the car and Mr Sunak was not at either property at the time because he has been attending events linked to the Japanese state visit in London.

Earlier this year the Prime Minister criticised the group after it staged a demonstration outside Labour leader Keir Starmer’s home.

The demonstrators hung a banner outside Sir Keir’s house that read: “Starmer stop the killing” surrounded by red hand prints”

In August last year four Greenpeace protesters were arrested and charged with criminal damage after allegedly climbing on to the roof of Mr Sunak’s home in Kirby Sigston.

Additional reporting by Press Association.

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