FOUR arrests have been made following a pro-Palestine rooftop protest at a Bradford district business.

West Yorkshire Police said a break-in was reported at premises on the Acorn Park Industrial Estate, off Otley Road in Shipley, just before 4.30am today and emergency services found people on the roof of a building.

Palestine Action confirmed that members of the group were "back on the roof" of Teledyne.

It was part of a wider day of action by the group, which also saw a location targeted in Staffordshire.

The group claims the business makes weapons parts exported to Israel, but the T&A has been unable to verify these allegations.

This afternoon, a spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said that "following a policing operation four people were safely brought down from the roof of premises at the Acorn Park Industrial Estate in Shipley this morning".

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Police at the entrance of the industrial parkPolice at the entrance of the industrial park (Image: Newsquest)

The spokesperson added: “Three women and one man were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit criminal damage.

“No one was injured during the protest. Criminal offending at any such demonstration is not tolerated and any suspected criminal offences which may have taken place will be fully investigated.”

Police were guarding the entrance of the Acorn Park industrial estate this morning and several officers were seen engaging with protesters who were carrying out a demonstration on the ground. 

The group was waving flags and placards. 

Loud music was being played and one protester had a megaphone at the entrance to the industrial park, where Acorn Park and Otley Road meet.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said earlier today: "At 4.28am today (Wednesday), police received a report of people breaking into premises at the Acorn Park Industrial Estate in Shipley.

"Officers were deployed to the location and found four people on the roof of a building.

"Fire and ambulance were also requested to attend.

"Efforts are being made to engage with those on site, who are believed to be protestors.

"A cordon is currently in place around the site and a footpath from the canal has also been closed off while this incident continues."

A West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "We were called to assist police this morning at Acorn Park.

"We sent one crew and the aerial ladder, but both have left the scene without involvement.

"A group manager remains at the scene liaising with officers."

Yorkshire Ambulance Service said paramedics were called as a precautionary measure.