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Mel Broughton Denies Conspiracy to Commit Arson
The jury in the trial of a Northampton animal rights activist accused of
being behind the planting of home-made petrol bombs at Oxford University failed
to reach a verdict today.
An animal rights campaigner from Northampton has insisted he had nothing to do with a plot to firebomb a lab at Oxford University.
Mel Broughton, of Semilong Road, has taken the stand at Oxford Crown Court to claim he was the target of a police campaign because he was a high-profile activist against the experimental laboratory.
Broughton, 48, denies conspiracy to commit arson, possession of an article to damage property and keeping explosive substances in relation to failed firebomb attacks.