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ANIMAL-RIGHTS activists have been banned from collecting donations in the North, amid fears the money would be used to support criminal attacks.

Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty had applied to Sunderland City Council for permission to hold street collections on football match days in the city.

The group has been the focus of numerous police investigations for targeting Huntingdon Life Sciences, a company which tests medicines and chemicals on animals, officers said yesterday.

Police told councillors at a meeting yesterday that the group has committed thousands of crimes as members seek to close down the Cambridgeshire research company.

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