14/07/2015

13 Charged Over Heathrow Runway Protest

Thirteen people have been arrested in connection with a protest held at Heathrow Airport in the early hours of Monday morning.

A number of people from a group called Plane Stupid, stormed the northern runway at about 03:30 on Monday.

It is understood that the protest was in opposition to the airport's expansion plans.

Thirteen people have been charged with aggravated trespass and entering a security restricted area of an aerodrome, police said.

They will appear in court on 19 August.

(MH)

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