Two men have been arrested after people who had been at height above the Dartford Crossing since 3.50am on Monday were brought down.

Essex Police said an "at height operation was a success".

The decision on how and when to open the Dartford Crossing road sits with Highways England.

Essex Police tweeted: "Two people who had been at height on the #DartfordCrossing have now been brought down and arrested.

"An at-height operation was a success and two men have now been arrested.

"A decision on how and when to open the road sits with @HighwaysEAST."

The bridge has been shut since Monday after two activists scaled it early in the morning.

In a joint statement released by Just Stop Oil, the two protesters who had blocked the Dartford Crossing for the past two days said: “We successfully disrupted oil supplies to Kent and the South East for 36 hours and we are stepping down now but other supporters of Just Stop Oil will be stepping up day after day, causing disruption and putting their liberty on the line to demand that the Government ends new oil and gas.”

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