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Court adjourns animal rights case

The trial of an animal rights campaigner charged with a number of arson attacks on the University of Oxford has been adjourned.

Mel Broughton, 47, from Northampton, faces charges which include conspiracy to commit arson and keeping an explosive substance with intent.

The offences are alleged to have been committed in 2006 and 2007.

The first was at Queens College in November 2006, the second at Templeton College in February last year.

He is also charged with possession of an article or articles with intent to destroy or damage property.

Mr Broughton, of Semilong Road, is a founder member of SPEAK, which campaigns against animal testing.

His trial at Oxford Crown Court was adjourned until 11 June.

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