First day of the Stansted 15 trial in Chelmsford crown court.
The first day of the trial of the Stansted 15. The trial of the 15 activists is scheduled to last 6 weeks. The group of activists stopped a chartered deportation flight from Stansted airport, due to send 57 people to Nigeria and Ghana. Defendants and supporters gather outside the Crown Court ahead of the trial start.
The 15 are charged with ‘endangering an airport’ under the 1990 Aviation and Maritime Security Act and if found guilty they could face many years in prison.