Climate change protestors given suspended sentences and escape prison


Re: CPS v Basto & Ors

The ‘Heathrow 13’ avoided being imprisoned for trespassing at Heathrow Airport, after protesting the possible expansion of the airport. The individuals received six week sentences, suspended for 12 months. The judge handing down the sentence remarked that they were all of good character with a long standing commitment to climate change, genuinely acting in the public interest.

Mark Summers QC was involved in this case.