A 22-year-old climate change activist has been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment at Newcastle Local Court just a week after being arrested in protest actions across the Hunter.

Eric Serge Herbert was first arrested on November 10 after climbing aboard a coal train, and again the following week, after being discovered by police at Kooragang Island.

He was charged with cause obstruction to railway locomotive or rolling stock, attempted hinder working of mining equipment, and attempted assisting obstruction of rail locomotive or rolling stock, and will not be eligible for parole for at least six months.

He’s one of 29 people arrested this month in relation to Blockade Australia protests.

 A 22-year-old climate change activist has been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment at Newcastle Local Court just a week after being arrested in protest actions across the Hunter.