Thursday, May 21, 2009

Fathers 4 Justice pair face trial



Two Fathers 4 Justice supporters have been ordered to stand trial in June accused of "endangering" a passenger jet during a protest at Heathrow Airport.

Raymond Ferguson, 54, of High Street, Stanwell, Staines, Middlesex, and Hugh Boyle, 43, of the same address, were arrested on March 18 this year after cutting through the perimeter fence shortly before a Boeing 767 took off from the southern runway for the Caribbean island of Grand Cayman.

At London's Isleworth Crown Court, the pair admitted one count of criminal damage but denied "acting in a manner likely to endanger" the aircraft and Ferguson was remanded in custody while his co-defendant was allowed bail on condition he did not go near the airport.

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