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Sheerness ship protest: Five arrested after Greenpeace demo

On Thursday, police arrested a man, 51, from Epsom, Surrey, on suspicion of aggravated trespass.

A woman, 36, from Stoke Newington, London, and a man, 46, from Cleveley, Oxfordshire, were also arrested under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 on suspicion of entering a vessel.

Media captionGreenpeace protesters target VW cars at Sheerness docksGreenpeace said the ship had been delivering vehicles to the vehicle park at Sheerness, where several thousand VW Diesel cars were awaiting distribution to suppliers.

Image copyrightGreenpeaceImage caption The ship left Sheerness after the protest on Thursday and was later anchored at Margate In September 2015 VW admitted to US regulators it had cheated on emissions tests there using software installed in as many as 11 million diesel vehicles sold worldwide - the majority of them in Europe.

In March the company pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud, obstruction of justice and entry of goods by false statement as part of a $4.3bn (£3.5bn) agreement with the US regulators over the scandal.


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