Police investigating a high-profile animal rights activist accidentally recorded themselves planning to wage a 'dirty war' against him, a jury heard today.

The officers were heard allegedly scheming to bring down Mel Broughton, who is on trial over a suspected firebombing campaign against a controversial animal testing research laboratory.

He said he was not knowingly concerned in the planning or execution of the plot against the multi-million pound facility at Oxford University.

Today his defence barrister, David Bentley, revealed the recording of officers discussing Broughton in early 2007.

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