Police have charged 16 people following the protest at the Arla Foods site in Aylesbury.

Activists from Animal Rebellion blocked the entrance to the site which caused a section of the A41 to be shut.

The protestors were on the site from the early hours yesterday morning, with several locked inside bamboos structures built on the road.

The men and women were all charged with one count of aggravated trespass and one count of wilful obstruction of the highway.

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They will appear at High Wycombe Magistrates Court in October.

Earlier this morning it was reported 17 people were arrest with 17th person arrested in connection with an offence in the Met police area.

The non-violent group blockaded the Arla Foods plant, which they claim is responsible for providing 10% of the UK's milk supply and producing 1.1billion litres of milk per year.

Animal Rebellion is calling on Arla Foods to transition to plant-based production by 2025.

Chief Inspector Adrian Hall of Thames Valley Police, said: “The protest yesterday blocked the site to the Arla Foods site and the subsequent traffic build up meant it was necessary to close the A41 for a period of time to ensure the safety of those on the road.

“We would like to thank the public for their patience in this.

“Thames Valley Police respects the right for peaceful protest but will take action when protest activity infringes on others going about their lawful business.

“Protestors have now left the site, patrols will continue in the area at this time.”