BBC Home
Explore the BBC
BBC News
Launch consoleBBC NEWS CHANNEL
Last Updated: Thursday, 2 March 2006, 08:48 GMT
Woman bailed over body theft case
Grave scene
The graveyard at Yoxall, scene of the desecration
Police investigating the desecration of a Staffordshire grave have released a woman on bail.

A Gloucester woman, 31, was held on Wednesday on suspicion of conspiracy to blackmail and later freed on bail. Four people have been charged over the case.

A Wolverhampton woman, 24, was arrested as part of the same inquiry and released on bail on Tuesday.

The Hall family, who bred guinea pigs at a Staffordshire farm, have been targeted by animal rights protesters.

The remains of relative Gladys Hammond were taken from a graveyard in 2004.

The charges relate to the suspected blackmail of farm owners David Hall and Partners and others.

The four charged over the matter appear in at Nottingham Crown Court on 6 March.


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific