Chiswick Animal Rights Activist Guilty of Blackmail

20 year old Gerrah Selby will be sentenced in the new year

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The Police in Chiswick

An animal rights activists from Chiswick has been convicted of taking part in a blackmail campaign against companies that supplied an animal testing research centre.

The court heard how 20 year old Gerrah Selby and three other defendants were part of a group called Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) who targeted companies in the UK and Europe between 2001 and 2007.

Selby and two others were released on conditional bail, while one member of the group, Heather Nicolson, was remanded in custody.

Sentencing will take place on 19 January.

December 24, 2008