Anti-road arrests in Toy Town

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Four anti-road protesters were arrested yesterday after police moved in to evict them from a camp known as Toy Town, in Cornwall.

Protesters set up camp earlier in the week at Boscundle, near St Austell, on the route of a pounds 7m scheme to link the A390 and A391 roads. Twenty-five police moved in at 6am and asked the six protesters on the site to leave following a complaint from the land-owner, a Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said yesterday.

A 23-year-old woman was arrested for obstruction and taken into custody at Newquay, north Cornwall. Contractors began felling trees at the site at around 7am. Three protesters, who had earlier left the site, were arrested when they returned at 8.30am and attempted to climb trees, said the police. During the night an ambulance was called to the site when a 10-year-old boy fell from a tree. The child was not seriously injured, police said.