Greenpeace activists face retrial

3 May 2000

Greenpeace activists face retrial

GREENPEACE activists are to be retried in the genetically modified crop-wrecking case over which a jury could not agree, the Crown Prosecution Service said on Tuesday (2 May).

The 28 defendants, including Greenpeace executive director Lord Melchett, are accused of criminal damage.

A jury at Norwich Crown Court last month failed to reach a verdict on the trial of criminal damage, although the defendants were cleared of theft.

The case follows an incident in a field of GM maize at Walnut Tree Farm, Lyng, near Norwich last July.

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