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'Airport nine' expected in court

4 March 09 00:08 GMT

Nine people charged after a protest at Aberdeen Airport are expected to appear in court.

Seven people were detained on an airport taxiway on Tuesday morning, five hours after the protest by campaign group Plane Stupid began.

Two other protesters, who had been on the roof of the main terminal building, were detained shortly after.

Grampian Police said five men and four women were expected to appear in court from custody on Wednesday.

The protesters were campaigning against any expansion of the airport, claiming it would lead to more harmful carbon emissions.

A spokesman for Aberdeen Airport branded the action "dangerous and highly irresponsible".

Out of 350 flights scheduled for the day, 10 were disrupted.

Flights to Heathrow, Paris and Amsterdam were among those delayed by the protest.

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