The environmental activist group Just Stop Oil has stopped its protests that have been blocking the M25 motorway for the past several days.

The group said in a statement: “We are giving time to those in Government who are in touch with reality to consider their responsibilities to this country at this time.

“You owe it to the British people to act. Today is Remembrance Day, we call on you to honour all those who served and loved their country. Take the necessary first step to ensure a liveable future and halt new oil and gas.”

The group’s blockage of the M25 had provoked outrage and led to the Metropolitan Police force charging 58 people across the four days of protest.

The police said the decision to halt the demonstrations would help them better distribute resources to tackling other crime.

The Home Office recently announced new measures for police to combat protests such as these. A spokesperson said: “Not only is the serious disruption we have experienced recently extremely dangerous for all involved, it costs the taxpayer millions and is draining police resources.”