A Scottish man is among three people charged over climate protests on the UK’s busiest motorway.
Daniel Johnson, of Blairgowrie, Perth And Kinross was remanded in custody and charged with “causing a public nuisance” following the action by Just Stop Oil on the M25.
The 24-year-old will appear alongside Paul Bell, 20, from Exeter, and Theresa Higginson, 24, of Biggleswade, Bedfordshire at Basildon Magistrates Court via video link later on Thursday.
The climate protest group has staged protests on the London orbital motorway every day this week, resulting in dozens of arrests.
Surrey Police said officers are dealing with activists who climbed a gantry at Junction 8 of the road – forcing its closure in both directions.
Essex Police said they arrested a woman attempting to climb a gantry around 1.5 miles from Junction 28 clockwise.
The force said: “One lane was closed for a short time as officers responded to the situation.”
The Metropolitan Police said: “We’re ready to respond to any criminality on the M25 again today and will work quickly to minimise disruption and keep traffic moving.”
The Met said there is a person on a gantry near Junction 25 at Waltham Cross close to the border with Hertfordshire. The road is closed.
There was also a report on social media of a protest between Junctions 15 and 16, near Heathrow Airport.
Just Stop Oil said its supporters climbed gantries “in multiple locations” from 6.30am on Thursday.