The final two protesters have been evicted from a tunnel at a camp set up by environmental activists opposed to HS2 in Wendover.

The eviction began at Wendover Active Resistance (W.A.R) camp near the A413 on October 10.

A spokeswoman for the protesters, who had been digging an underground tunnel, said on Saturday morning that the last two tunnellers, Dan Hooper, also known as “Swampy”, and another protester known as Satchel, are out of the tunnel they had spent 28 days inside.

Swampy was among climate change protesters who had charges against them dropped recently after they occupied tunnels near Euston Station.

The W.A.R camp was on a narrow area of land between the A413 and the local Chiltern railway line south of Wendover.

Heading north, the HS2 line will pass over the road and railway on a low viaduct before entering a tunnel to pass to the west of the village.

HS2 Rebellion said both Satchel and Swampy were "happy and well" and had not been arrested. 

The camp had been difficult to penetrate due to a number of structures campers had created in the nearly two years they occupied the site. 

This included "The Cage" and "The Temple", a 40ft tall structure that the eviction team kept trying to demolish. 

Beneath "The Temple", the protesters had created a tunnel, which could not be entered until the structure above had been removed. 

HS2 Rebellion said: "HS2 has never been mandated by the British public, and is an intensely unpopular project, not least in the Wendover area. The horrors promised by HS2 far outweigh the few dreary hours of darkness below.

"Communities, businesses, individuals and an age-old culture are all being grievously assaulted, broken and discarded.

"This is a pattern repeated over and over along the whole route, a promised 350 mile-long open wound and barrier to nature and sustainability.

"W.A.R. is evicted. The tunnel is empty. The resistance is not. We will tirelessly continue till our work is done.”

An HS2 spokeswoman said: “We can confirm that all protesters have now been safely removed from the illegal action at Small Dean.

“By providing a cleaner, greener way to travel, HS2 will help cut the number of cars and lorries on our roads, cut demand for domestic flights, and help the country’s push to reduce carbon emissions.

“Instead of wasting their time and public money on often violent and disruptive protest, we would urge anyone who cares about the environment to support this project.”