jail term for animal rights activist
rights activist is facing a possible jail sentence after he was convicted
of taking part in a raid on a Lincolnshire rabbit farm.
Pogson had denied he was among a group of protesters who forced their way
into a shed at a farm in Normanby-by-Spital, near Market Rasen.But he was
convicted at Lincoln Crown Court. Pogson denied taking part in the attack,
claiming he was at his mother's home in Dulwich, south-east London, on the
night of the incident. But after two days of deliberations a jury found
the 23-year-old, of Little Bornes, Dulwich, guilty of four charges relating
to the break-in.
Gerry, prosecuting, said the raid was intended to persuade farmer Jeffrey
Douglas to stop trading with research firm Huntingdon Life Sciences. Pogson
had links to a protest group that targets Huntingdon and its suppliers,
and equipment used in the raid was found in his mother's garage. A shopping
bag iscovered at the house also contained straw and hay, suggesting it might
have been used to remove some of the rabbits.
was bailed until the New Year.