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Animal rights letter man cleared

An animal rights activist has been cleared of causing fear and alarm by sending a suspicious package to the managing director of Aberdeen Airport.

Andrew Kirk, 50, of Inverness, was charged with breach of the peace over the letter about animal transport for vivisection last year.

He was acquitted after trial at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.

Mr Kirk was jailed in 2006 for sending malicious mail, including a swastika, to an animal-testing facility.



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