Nine activists who caused huge disruption at City Airport during a Black Lives Matter protest have been fined.

Appearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court yesterday (September 14), the protestors – including three who live in a houseboat in Roydon – were ordered to pay £95 each and given conditional discharges.

The group all pleaded guilty to aggravated trespass following the protest on September 6.

After crossing a dock by boat to reach the runway, they linked themselves together at about 5.40am.

Flights were delayed and diverted until police removed the protesters at 9.30am.

The group said they were protesting against the disproportionate impact of climate change on black people.

Charges of being unlawfully airside were not continued with.

The group are:

• William Pettifer, 27 (16.03.89) of Radford Mill Farm, Radford.

• Esme Waldron, 23 (21.12.92) of Walmer Crescent, Brighton.

• Sama Baka, 27 (06.01.89) of a houseboat on the River Stort, Roydon.

• Natalie Fiennes, 25 (05.05.91) of Thurleigh Road, Wandsworth.

• Alex Etchart, 26 (27.06.90) of a houseboat on the River Stort, Roydon.

• Deborah Francis-Grayson, 31 (28.09.84) of St. Mary's Road, Slough.

• Richard Collet-White, 23 (23.01.93) of Spring Road, Kempston.

• Ben Tippet, 24 (22.01.92) of Thurleigh Road, Wandsworth.

• Sam Lund-Harket, 32 (27.04.84) of a houseboat on the River Stort, Roydon.