LIVE: Traffic halted near Manchester Airport as Insulate Britain protesters block motorway – latest updates

Traffic has been halted near Manchester Airport by protesters.

Protesters appear to have blocked the roadway near junction 6 of the M56 this morning.

Footage from the scene shows protesters sitting in the middle of the road near a traffic light.

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They can be seen holding Insulate Britain banners.

Reports from the site suggest that the small number of protesters have tried to glue themselves to the floor.

A number of police cars appear to be on the scene.

Local traffic sites report that congestion is beginning to occur in the area as a result of the roadblock.

A series of protests by the group involving traffic obstruction began in September, with protesters blocking the M25 along with other highways.

The protesters are demanding that the government isolate all social housing in the UK by 2025 and re-insulate all housing by 2030.

Greater Manchester Police and Manchester Airport have been contacted for more information.

We will bring you all the latest updates below.

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More footage from the scene

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Pictures from the scene

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Statement from Manchester Airport

A spokesman for Manchester Airport said:

We are aware of protesters gathered on land near Manchester Airport, handled by Greater Manchester Police.

There is no impact on our operations, but those planning to travel to the airport should take this into account prior to their trip.

Anyone with further inquiries should contact the police or Highways England directly. “

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Opinion of the GMP

Greater Manchester Police have confirmed they are at the scene.

In a post on Twitter, they said:

We are currently responding to a protest on Wilmslow Road (A538), close to Manchester Airport.

We work on site to minimize disruption and we will provide updates on time.

Delays are expected and we ask people traveling to avoid the area if possible. “

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Video recordings from the scene

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Protesters block the roundabout near Manchester Airport

Protesters appeared to have blocked part of the Hale Four Seasons roundabout.

Manchester Airport and Amazon Warehouse are both nearby.

Pictures from the site show that the traffic at the roundabout is at a standstill due to the protest.

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