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Man admits farm blackmail charges
Darley Oaks farm
Darley Oaks farm was targeted by activists
A 27-year-old man has admitted blackmailing two employees at a guinea pig farm which was targeted by animal right extremists for six years.

Wayne Bunch, from Bloys Mews in Colchester in Essex, appeared at Stafford Crown Court and will be sentenced at a later date.

The charges relate to threatening letters sent to Darley Oaks Farm in Newchurch, Staffordshire, in 2003.

The farm, which bred the animals for medical research, shut in January 2006.

The remains of Gladys Hammond, mother-in-law of one of the farm's owners, was dug up in October 2004.

Four animal rights activists were jailed in May 2006 for a campaign against the farm which included digging up the grandmother's grave.




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