Essex court admits it should not have sent activists summons relating to trespass charge

The courts have apologised to the activists known as the Stansted 15 after they were wrongly ordered back to court following their conviction under a terrorism-related law for chaining themselves around an immigration removal flight at Stansted airport.

Earlier this month, the activists received suspended sentences or community orders after they were convicted of endangering the safety of an aerodrome following a 10-week trial. The offence carries a potential life sentence.

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