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SOCPA 7 Sentenced


On 10th October, six activists were sentenced for crimes relating to their animal rights activism.

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Six activists, known as the SOCPA 7 (charges against a seventh activist were dropped), were charged at Southwark Crown Court on 10th October 2014.

Debbie Vincent: s.145 of SOCPA, 2005 - Interference with contractual relationships so as to harm an animal research organisation

Lorna Potter: [s.145 of SOCPA, 2005][3 ]- Interference with contractual relationships so as to harm an animal research organisation

  • 12 months in prison suspended for 2 years // £500 costs

Emma Phpps: s. 5 of the Public Order Act, 1986, for "Harassment, Alarm of Distress" at demonstrations

  • 6 weeks in prison suspended for 12 months // £500 costs // £500 fine

Emily Hepburn: s. 5 of the Public Order Act, 1986, for "Harassment, Alarm of Distress" at demonstrations

  • Conditional discharge for 18 months // £500 costs

Alexis Bathory: Aggravated Tresspass

  • £500 costs // £500 fine

Anton Gijsen: Aggravated Tresspass

  • 6 weeks in prison suspended for 12 months // £500 costs // £500 fine