AN Extinction Rebellion campaigner from Warrington who staged a one-man blockade on a busy street in Manchester city centre has been fined by a court.

Paul Sheeky, of Wellfield Street in Whitecross, admitted wilfully obstructing a highway with a non-motor vehicle at Manchester Magistrates Court on Wednesday, September 15.

The charge related to an incident on High Street in the city centre on May 1 this year, during which he sat in the road holding a placard bearing the message: “I’m terrified that climate breakdown will kill millions.”

Extinction Rebellion held a series of ‘protest of one’ roadblocks across the country on that date in a demonstration against the Government’s perceived inaction over climate change.

It came exactly two years after Parliament first declared a climate emergency.

Sheeky, 46, was fined £114 and ordered to pay court costs of £50 plus a £34 victim surcharge.