Activists try to stop warplanes leaving UK bound for Saudi Arabia

Methodist minister arrested at BAE Systems’ Warton Aerodrome says he was trying to prevent war crimes in Yemen

Two activists have been arrested while apparently trying to disarm warplanes bound for Saudi Arabia.

A statement released on behalf of the Rev Dan Woodhouse and Quaker activist Sam Walton said the pair had entered the BAE Systems site in Warton, Lancashire, on Sunday morning with the intention of disarming planes.

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