Skip to content or view screen version

Hidden Article

This posting has been hidden because it breaches the Indymedia UK (IMC UK) Editorial Guidelines.

IMC UK is an interactive site offering inclusive participation. All postings to the open publishing newswire are the responsibility of the individual authors and not of IMC UK. Although IMC UK volunteers attempt to ensure accuracy of the newswire, they take no responsibility legal or otherwise for the contents of the open publishing site. Mention of external web sites or services is for information purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation.

Stop the Liecester Labs Campaign ends with restraining order

Luke | 26.11.2010 19:16 | Animal Liberation

An animal rights protester has been served a restraining order after trying to disrupt the construction of a £15 million research centre at the University of Leicester.

Xxxx tried to stop builders working on the university's Central Research Facility, where bio-medical research will be carried out using rodent testing.

The 45-year-old scrawled graffiti around the building site in Lancaster Road, threw leaflets into the complex to try to persuade labourers to stop working, and also broke into the secured site.

Xxxx was given 100 hours' community service, the restraining order and ordered to pay £301 compensation when he appeared at Leicester Magistrate's' Court on Friday having admitted to the graffiti and two civil offences of trying to get building firm Wilmott Dixon to terminate their contract with the university.

Cheng Yeak, for the prosecution, said Massey was recorded on CCTV.

Gavin Haigh, in mitigation, said Xxxx, of Xxxxshire, had admitted to police that he considered starting a fire in the facility but decided not to.

The restraining order will last until June 19 and bars Xxxx from entering certain parts of Regent Road, University Road and Welford Road, except when conducting a protest at a designated site outside the university's Hodgkinson building.

[indymedia comment - personal info removed]