Animal rights campaigner says: ‘I don’t break the law’
rights campaigner Mel Broughton, above, has told jurors he understands why
people break the law for animals – but insisted he no longer did so.
of Semilong Road, Northampton, denies conspiracy to commit arson and an
alternative charge of possession of an article with intent to destroy property.
bombs were found at Templeton College, Oxford, in 2007 and a device caused
almost £14,000 of damage to The Queen’s College’s cricket
pavilion in 2006.
heard Broughton was jailed in 1999 after being found with a bomb in his
car, but he told jurors yesterday he had matured and become too well known
by police to be behind any further offences.
“I understand why people take direct action for animals... my sympathy
is with sentient beings rather than bricks and mortar.”
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