accused of being involved in a raid in which animal rights activists seized
rabbits and caused thousands of pounds worth of damage has appeared in court.
Pogson, an animal rights campaigner, faces a string of charges in connection
with the raid of a Lincolnshire farm linked to the well-known research company
Huntingdon Life Sciences. A court was told that equipment used in the raid
was later found at his mother's house.
heard how intruders forced their way into a shed at a farm in Normanby by
Spital, north of Lincoln, and stole 129 New Zealand White rabbits which
were bred specifically for the animal research industry.
Gerry, prosecuting, told Lincoln Crown Court that Lewis Pogson was one of
those involved in the raid.
of bolt croppers used in the raid were later found in the garage of his
mother's home in Dulwich, south-east London, along with what Miss Gerry
described as a burglary kit.
23, of Bush Road, East Peckham, Kent, denies charges of blackmail, criminal
damage, theft of rabbits and interfering with a contractual relationship
on January 7, 2008.