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Recap: Police escort man away after he chained himself to Walleys Quarry gate in protest at stench

A man has chained himself to the gates of Walleys Quarry in peaceful protests against the stink caused by the construction site.

Silverdale area residents have filed hundreds of complaints about the smell of the Cemetary Road landfill.

Despite the complaints and Newcastle MP Aaron Bell raising the issue in Parliament, an investigation found that RED Industries, which operates the site, is operating under its environmental permit.

But this morning Nathan Wint decided to hold another local protest in the hopes that further action would be taken.

Nathan’s protest follows another peaceful protest that took place last month when socially distant activists lined the street outside the compound.

RED Industries previously defended its operations. A company spokesman said: “We continue to operate our site in a compliant manner and under the terms of our environmental permit.

“The Environment Agency published its Air Quality Report at Silverdale last year, which found that all emissions were below the relevant objectives of the Air Quality Strategy for assessing human health and the environment.”

Follow the protest as it unfolds on our blog below.