Debbie Vincent guilty of conspiracy to blackmail
Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) activist, Debbie Vincent, was found guilty at Winchester Crown Court today. Following the conviction, Alastair Nisbet, senior crown prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service Wessex Complex Casework Unit said:
“This case was not about interfering with the right of activists to express their views about the use of animals in pharmaceuticals testing and lawfully protesting against it. It was about Debbie Vincent’s involvement in an agreement to commit very serious criminal offences against companies that were carrying on a lawfulbusiness, and against their employees, in order to intimidate them into ceasing to trade with Huntingdon Life Sciences Plc (HLS)."