27 July 1999
No bail for Melchett over GM protest
By FWi staff
LORD MELCHETT, the executive director of Greenpeace, has been refused bail after being charged with criminal damage to a crop of genetically modified maize.
Lord Melchett, 51, was one of 30 activists arrested by police yesterday (Monday) after a field of GM maize was partially destroyed at Lyng, near Norwich, Norfolk.
Two protestors were later released, but 28 have been charged with theft and criminal damage to the crop which was part of a Government-santioned GM trial.
Lord Melchett, of Courtyards Farm, Ringstead, Hunstanton, Norfolk, entered no plea against the charges which were read out at Norwich Magistrates Court.
- Norfolk GM protesters in court, FWi, today (27 July, 1999)
- Activists target remaining GM sites, FWi, yesterday, (26 July, 1999)
- 30 held at GM protest, FWi, yesterday, (26 July, 1999)
- Greenpeace Lord arrested at GM trashing, FWi, yesterday (26 July, 1999)
- GM trial may survive attack, FWi, 21 July, 1999
- Government admits GM cross-pollination danger, FWi, 17 June, 1999
- GM trial locations revealed, FWi, 28 May, 1999