More than a dozen anti-fracking protesters gathered near Gainsborough on Monday, as Prime Minister David Cameron visited a gas extraction site at the edge of the town.

The group is campaigning against the unconventional extraction of shale gas in the UK, also known as fracking, which received a boost from a major oil company and the government today.

French firm Total has bought a 40% stake in two shale gas exploration licences in Lincolnshire, making it the first major oil company to invest in shale gas in the UK.

Prime Minister David Cameron also announced a range of incentives for local councils that back fracking, who will be able to keep all the business rates collected from shale gas extraction in their area, rather than the usual 50%.

David Cameron visited on Monday morning the IGas site at the edge of Gainsborough, where he announced the new incentives.

Around 14 anti-fracking campaigners were also present at the gates of the IGas site, as well as more than 15 media representatives and six officers from Nottinghamshire Police.

Tina Rothery, and anti-fracking campaigner from Lancashire, said: "We want to dispel the myth that this is anything like hydraulic fracturing, the sort of drilling that's going on here.

"And that's the reason David Cameron chose this as a backdrop. We think it's very misleading for the British public so we would like to dispel that myth.

"One of the engineers that we spoke to compared it to a corner shop, to a giant hypermarket. The difference is vast. This is plain vertical drilling. It's not high volume, it's not hydraulic.

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