Updates as activists protest outside Chelmsford Crown Court in support of defendants accused of Stansted Airport …

The defendants are: Emma Hughes, 26, Melanie Evans, 33, and May McKeith, 31, all of Leytonstone, Melanie Stickland, 34, of Walthamstow and Lyndsay Burtonshaw, 34, of no fixed abode. Also charged are: Laura Clayston, 26, of Greenwich, Helen Brewer, 27, of Hackney, Ruth Potts, 42, of Briston, Norfolk, and Jyoysna Ram, of Haringey. Edward Thacker, 27, of Hackney, and Nicholas Sigsworth, 27, from Leytonstone are also due to appear in court with Alistair Tamlit, 28, from London and Benjamine Metters, 26, of Haringey.

Finally Nathan Clack, 28, from Lambeth, and Joseph McGahan of Leystonstone, have also been charged.

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