Chrissie Hynde daughter arrested at fracking demo

Singer Chrissie Hynde. Picture: Getty
Singer Chrissie Hynde. Picture: Getty
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NATALIE Hynde, the daughter of rock legends Chrissie Hynde and Ray Davies, was arrested yesterday during protests against fracking.

The Pretenders and Kinks stars’ daughter glued her hands to those of a friend, Simon Medhurst, at the entrance gate to a site run by energy company Cuadrilla Resources, outside the village of Balcombe, near Lewes, West Sussex.

The couple were “stuck” for two hours before police intervened.

Asked how she felt when being led away by police officers, Ms Hynde, 28, replied: “Okay”.

A Sussex Police spokeswoman said: “A man and woman were arrested under Section 241 of the Trade Union Labour Relations Act for attempting to stop drivers and other workers from accessing the site after they locked themselves on to the site gates on Wednesday morning.”

Company boss Francis Egan insisted that fracking was safe and would not pose a threat to the public or people’s drinking water.

He said “significant” amounts of oil and gas could be made available through the process.