The co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, Gail Bradbrook, has been charged with causing criminal damaged to a property following an incident at Barclays bank in Stroud.

A video shared by the group last week shows a woman - said to be Bradbrook - taking a hammer and chisel to the reinforced window of the King Street branch at 6am last Tuesday.

Bradbrook was arrested the following day and since the incident in Stroud there have been protests outside branches of Barclays across the UK.

The action is part of XR's Money Rebellion where they are seeking to 'expose the role of banks in the climate and ecological crisis'.

At the time Bradbrook said: "Bradbrook said: "Our leaders are not pushing for rapid action, they are ignoring the science– targets are inadequate and aren’t being met.

"We are on a path towards the collapse of our civilisation –with billions dying in our children’s lifetimes, according to some scientists.

"Those who are failing to lead adequate action on the climate and ecological crisis are committing crimes against humanity.

“Let it be the windows of the banks that are broken not the life support systems of the earth and our children’s future. Let it be the windows of this failed system that are broken not our family across the world."

A spokesperson for Gloucestershire police said: "Gail Bradbrook, aged 48 and of Farmhill Lane, Stroud, has been charged with causing criminal damage to a property.

"She has been released on bail and is next due to appear before Cheltenham Magistrates on Tuesday, June 1."