How the protesters dug in: Great Escape-style network of tunnels is discovered under site seized from anti-oil eco-warriors
- Network of tunnels built under 25ft wooden fort on land at Coldharbour, Surrey
- Protesters are fighting plans to cut down woodland for fracking on Green Belt
- Removal staff concerned about tunnels' safety with protestors hiding in them
A rabbit warren of tunnels worthy of the Great Escape were discovered at an occupied eco-warrior site protesting against oil drilling.
The network was built under a 25ft fort as campaigners fight exploratory oil drilling in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Green Belt land near the Sussex Downs.
It was estimated that it will take more than three days to clear the site of the protesters and camp at Coldharbour in Surrey.
Pictured: Protest removal experts work to shore up tunnels built under the make-shift fort in at Coldharbour in Surrey
Pictured: An entrance to the tunnels that burrow down under the protester's camp
Pictured: The tunnels are built throw unstable sandy ground and it is feared the safety of protesters is now at risk
Several tree houses were discovered in the trees and taken down within the first hours of the operation by a a team of bailiffs, security staff and specialist removal crews.
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