POLICE are preparing for a 'potential protest' outside a Hampshire refinery.

The Echo understands workers are planning a protest outside the Fawley Refinery / Petrochemical Complex this morning.

A source, who wished to remain anonymous, told the Echo the protest was due to a row over bonus payments.

Police have confirmed they are aware.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Hampshire Police said: "We have been made aware of a potential protest outside Fawley Refinery / Petrochemical Complex tomorrow.

"We will continue to monitor the situation."

The site is owned by Esso, the trading name for ExxonMobil.

The Echo has contacted a spokesperson for a comment.