Chiswick Animal Rights Activist Jailed for Blackmail

20 year old Gerrah Selby sentenced to four years for her role in campaign

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Animal rights activist Gerrah Selby has been jailed for four years for her part in a blackmail campaign against companies that supplied an animal testing research centre.

The 20 year from Chiswick was part of a group of activists who used threatening phone calls and bomb hoaxes to intimidate companies associated with Huntingdon Life Sciences in Cambridgeshire.

Selby, who was found guilty at Winchester Crown Court in December 2008, was described as one of three 'foot soldiers' who were sentenced to four years each. The court heard how the three found victims for the leaders of the gang, Gregg and Natasha Avery and Heather Nicholson.

Nicholson was jailed for 11 years; married couple Gregg and Natasha Avery were sentenced to nine years each.

January 22, 2009