The 13 Plane Stupid campaigners involved in a protest at Heathrow Airport last year are expected to be sent to jail today.

The group arrived at Willesden Magistrates' Court on Wednesday morning (February 24) where they will learn their punishment for the stunt, which saw them chain themselves to railings on the north runway on July 13 2015. The protest caused 25 flights to be cancelled.

The 13 all denied the charge but were found guilty after a trial on January 25 found guilty after a trial on January 25 .

Heathrow 13 sentencing coverage ends

That’s it for our live coverage of the Heathrow 13 sentencing today, where the protesters walked free after a lengthy sentencing hearing.

More in-depth information about individual sentences and a recap can be found here.

Stay tuned on the website for more coverage of the Heathrow 13, as reporter Katherine Clementine will share her experiences of the day’s events.

Emotional scenes as Heathrow 13 leave court

Huge crowds outside as activists leave court

"Make yourself heard"

Danni Paffard, another activist, also sentenced to 180 hours community service said: “January was the hottest month on record, beating the record held by December. The hottest year on record is 2015, beating the record held by 2014.

“The world will go on emitting carbon and breaking temperature records, and our government will go on supporting fossil fuel interests and undermining the clean technologies our future depends on.

“The people you’re relying on to fix this problem have big plans to make it worse by allowing a new runway which would produce as much carbon as Kenya. Don’t let them sell our children’s future to the aviation industry.

“Don’t let them sell your future. Make yourself heard.”

Cheers and applause in court

"Court said we should prepare for immediate custodial sentences"

Graham Thompson, one of the activists sentenced to 180 hours community service said: “The court said we should prepare for immediate custodial sentences, the court said they were almost inevitable, but all the support we’ve received seems to have changed their minds.

“Now we’re asking all those who supported us to support stopping new runways.

“Cameron has changed his mind before on this, it shouldn’t be too difficult to change it again.”

Emma Thompson and Alistair McGowan express support

In a heartfelt letter to Plane Stupid, actress Emma Thompson and comedian Alistair McGowan, who have long been part of the movement to stop a new runway at Heathrow, told the Plane Stupid campaigners: “Today you got what you deserve - our admiration, our gratitude, and our respect.”

Heathrow 13 to pay fines

"Enormous losses" to Heathrow Airport

Despite “enormous losses” to Heathrow Airport, Judge Wright has not asked for compensation.

Heathrow 13 activists given reduced sentence

Heathrow 13 banned from going near terminal buildings

All Heathrow 13 members are banned from coming within 500m of Heathrow terminal buildings and 5m of the perimeter fence.

Massive cheers outside court

92,000 victims affected

Back Heathrow says Plane stupid actions were 'publicity-seeking and illegal'

Responding to the suspended sentence given to members of Plane Stupid for their Heathrow protest last year, Rob Gray, Director of the Back Heathrow campaign said:

“Plane Stupid do not represent the majority of residents who value Heathrow as a major employer and force for good in the local area. Nor do they represent the millions of people who simply want the freedom to use the airport to catch a flight without being prevented doing so by the undemocratic and self-indulgent actions of others.

“The actions of the individuals involved with this demonstration were publicity-seeking and illegal. The judge showed leniency today but the selfish actions of a tiny minority will find little support in communities surrounding Heathrow.”

Judge: 'Defendants have good character'

Activists given at least 120 hours community service

Six week suspended sentence

Every member of the Heathrow 13 have been given six week jail sentence suspended for 12 months. Stay tuned for live reactions

Heathrow 13 spared jail

Our reporter in court has just tweeted that the Heathrow 13 activists have been spared jail, more to follow.

Judge yet to re-appear

There is still no sign of Judge Wright in court yet, despite a court re-adjourn time set for 3pm.

Do the Heathrow 13 deserve jail?

Our reporter in court today asked Twitter users if they think the Heathrow 13 deserve jail while we wait for Judge Wright’s appearance.

Poll update

Our poll issued earlier has revealed that support for/against the Heathrow 13 is relatively evenly split, with 44% saying they do support the Heathrow 13, while 56% say they do not.

Full list of Heathrow activists to be sentenced this afternoon

Being sentenced at Willesden Magistrates Court this afternoon 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.

Heathrow activists back in court for sentencing

The 13 Heathrow activists have arrived back in court for sentencing, after giving their goodbyes.

'I Fought the Law'

As the Heathrow 13 make their way back into court after a two-hour grace period, activists play ‘I Fought the Law’ by the Clash as they say their goodbyes.

#Heathrow 13 heard around the world

As #Heathrow13 is still trending on Twitter, some are even pledging their support from distant places.

The other side of the Heathrow 13 battle

Despite an outpouring of support for the Heathrow 13, some Twitter users have addressed their views on the group, even stating that a jail sentence would be justified.

Protesters chant outside court

Plane Stupid protesters chanted outside Willesden Magistrates’ Court this morning ahead of their sentencing for Heathrow protest.

Answer our poll

Activists say Judge is delaying decision

Activists launch petition

Activist group Plane Stupid have launched a petition to pledge support for the Heathrow 13 in court today.

Just shy of the 300 signatures goal, the petition reads: “13 climate protesters are facing prison to silence protest against new runways which would wreck Government policy to protect us from catastrophic climate change.”

Read more about the petition on the 38 Degrees campaign website.