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Father’s 4 Justice activists in court after Heathrow airport protest
12:51pm Thursday 19th July 2012 in News
Father’s 4 Justice activists from Hereford who scaled security fences to protest at Heathrow Airport have appeared in court.
Andy Mason, aged 30, and Tony Ashby, 46, breached security at Europe’s largest airport on Father’s Day last month. They were dressed as comic superheroes Batman and Robin and said it was an attempt to highlight the plight of fathers denied access to see their children.
Mason, of St Peter’s Close in Hereford, and Ashby, now of New Romney Crescent, Leicester, appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates Court having admitted charges of aggravated trespass and breaching entry in an airport restricted zone.
Both were given a six week prison sentence, suspended for six months, and made the subject of an antisocial behaviour order (ASBO).
Warning of more potential action in the run-up to the Olympics, F4J campaign director Nadine O’Connor has warned: “The security at Alton Towers is better than that at Heathrow.”