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Debbie Vincent in court


Three animal rights activists were arrested in Amsterdam and London on Friday 06 July 2012 after a Europe-wide probe into blackmail linked to animal rights extremism

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Debbie Vincent, 50, of Pampisford Road, Purley, was the UK activist arrested. She was subsequently charged with conspiracy to commit blackmail and was bailed with stringent bail conditions. She is again due to appear at Basingstoke Magistrates Court on 15 August.

No mention has been made yet regarding the extradition to the UK of the two activists arrested in Amsterdam. They are believed to be Sven Erik van Hasselt and Natasha Simpkins, who have since been bailed. They both still face Court hearings in the Netherlands in relation to the release of 5,000 mink from a mink farm in the Netherlands in late 2009.