Three fracking protesters jailed for causing a public nuisance will appeal against their sentences.
Last week, Simon Blevins, 26, from Sheffield, and Richard Roberts, 36, of London, were both jailed for 16 months, while Rich Loizou, 31, from Devon, was jailed for 15 months.
Preston Crown Court heard they climbed on to lorries outside energy firm Cuadrilla’s fracking site in Preston New Road in Little Plumpton, Lancashire, in a protest last July which lasted just short of 100 hours.
The three activists were convicted of public nuisance following a trial.
He said: “I do find they provide a risk of re-offending.
“Even at their trial they felt justified by their actions.
“Given the disruption caused in this case, only immediate custody can achieve sufficient punishment.”
A fourth defendant, Julian Brock, 47, from Torquay was sentenced to 12 months in custody, suspended for 18 months, after he pleaded guilty to public nuisance.