Case dropped against GM protestors
THE Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has dropped charges against two women accused of causing an estimated £44,000-worth of damage to genetically modified (GM) crops in Devon.
Jacklyn Sheedy and Elizabeth Snook were arrested last August after protestors uprooted a crop of herbicide resistant maize at Hood Barton Farm, near Totnes.
The two women were charged with conspiracy to cause criminal damage. The CPS offered no evidence against them at yesterdays hearing.
The damage was originally estimated at £605,000.
- GM protestors target US embassy, FWi, today (30 March, 1999)
- CPS drops case against anti-GM women, FWi, yesterday (29 March, 1999)
- First-ever jury trial for GM protestors, FWi, 17 November, 1998
- GM crop women in court, FWi, 26 August, 1998
- Hundreds back GM activists in court, FWi, 25 August, 1998
- Women remanded over crop damage, FWi, 06 August, 1998
- The Times 30/03/02/99 page 14
- Financial Times 30/03/99 page 10
- The Daily Telegraph 30/03/99 page 1, page 11
- The Herald 30/03/99 page 8