The 13 Plane Stupid protesters who chained themselves to a runway at Heathrow Airport have arrived in court to be sentenced.

Seven men and six women cut a hole in a Heathrow Airport fence and chained themselves to railings on the north runway on July 13 last year.

As a result, 25 scheduled flights were cancelled, but defendants pleaded not guilty on August 19 2015.

The group were found guilty on January 25.

READ MORE: Live updates as Heathrow 13 learn their sentences in court

All 13 protesters, part of activist group Plane Stupid, will appear at Willesden Magistrates Court on Wednesday (Febraury 24) where sentencing is expected to be given.

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If given custodial sentences, the activist group say they will be the first climate activists to be sent to prison in the UK, and the first people ever to be imprisoned for the offence of aggravated trespass .

Plane Stupid organised a rally from 9am outside the court building in support of the 'Heathrow 13', with a large police presence as numbers outside increased.

Local MP John McDonnell and Green Party MP Caroline Lucas were outside the court this morning, showing their support and solidarity.

The protesters all packed their suitcases, expecting a jail term.

There will be more updates throughout the day, with reporter Katherine Clementine live tweeting reactions and updates from court as and when they happen.

The 13 Plane Stupid protesters found guilty of aggravated trespass

Being sentenced today are:

- Rebecca Holly Sanderson, 28 (10.01.88) of Newton Road, Machynlleth, Powys;

- Melanie Strickland, 32 (17.02.83) of Borwick Avenue, Waltham Forest, E17;

- Richard Steven Hawkins, 32 (29.01.83) of Heol y Doll, Machynlleth, Powys;

- Ella Gilbert, 23 (16.07.92) of Magdalen Street, Norwich, Norfolk;

- Danielle Louise Paffard, 28 (25.02.87) of Blenhiem Grove, Southwark, SE15;

- Graham Edward James Thompson, 42 (27.09.73) of Durlston Road, Hackney, E5;

- Robert Anthony Basto, 68 (13.09.47) of Blackborough Road, Reigate, Surrey;

- Kara Lauren Moses, 33 (25.10.83) of Heol y Doll, Machynlleth, Powys;

- Cameron Joseph Kaye, 23 (11.02.92) of Kenwood Close, Sipson, West Drayton;

- Edward Thacker, 26 (24.06.89) of Kenwood Close, Sipson, West Drayton;

- Alistair Craig Tamlit, 27 (16.05.88) of Kenwood Close, Sipson, West Drayton;

- Sheila Menon, 44 (22.10.71) of Pellerin Road, Hackney, N16;

- Sam Sender, 23 (25.01.92) of Kenwood Close, Sipson, West Drayton.