Two environmental campaigners accused of climbing the rig at an oil site in Surrey appeared in court today.
Alistair Sandell and Lindsay Parkin, both fathers and members of Extinction Rebellion, were charged with aggravated trespass at the Horse Hill oil site near Gatwick Airport.
It was alleged they occupied the rig on 10 October 2020 in a protest about extraction of fossil fuels at the site.
Mr Sandell, 56, a horticulturalist from Uckfield, pleaded guilty during a hearing at Staines Magistrates Court. He was fined £360.
Mr Parkin, 50, a management consultant from Brighton, had previously pleaded not guilty. He attended a pre-trial hearing at the same court.