Fifteen Heathrow activists charged with blocking motorway

The protest was over plans to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport Credit: Bethany Martin

Fifteen climate change protesters who allegedly blocked a motorway leading to Heathrow Airport have been charged.

They have been charged with wilful obstruction of the highway after the protest on the M4 on Saturday.

The disruption, organised by campaign group RisingUp!, was against the government’s decision to approve a third runway at the west London airport.

The 15 people who have been charged are:

  • Isabelle Anderson, 30, of Stratford, east London

  • Simon Bramwell, 44, of Stroud, Gloucestershire

  • Ian Bray, 49, of Kirklees, West Yorkshire

  • Graham Lewis, 53, of Wells, Somerset

  • Thomas Harford, 26, of Bristol, Avon

  • Sibi Moore, 21, of Sidmouth, Devon

  • Madeleine Allis-Petersen, 24, of Ealing, west London

  • Margaret Charnley, 67, of Bristol, Avon

  • Antoine Thalmann, 25, of Oxford

  • Henry Owen, 24, of Oxford

  • Joanne Louise Bodimeade, 28, of Lambeth, south London

  • Alexis Delage, 25, of Lewisham, south London

  • Sophia Lysaczanko, 28, Haringey, north London

  • Tom Venner-Woodcock, 29, of Southwark, south London

  • Tess Lotter, 30, of Camden, north London.

They have all been bailed to appear at Ealing Magistrates' Court on December 22.