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Animal rights activists are believed to be behind an arson attack at a

Staffordshire farm, which has left a 30,000-pounds trail of destruction in

its wake.

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Police say they are now worried for the safety of 72 year-old Keith

Stephens and his family after the overnight attack at the farm in

Acton Trussell.

Three cars parked in the driveway, a Citroen saloon, a Suzuki 4x4 and

a Transit van were also damaged after being covered in battery acid.

The latest attack rounds off a year of misery for Mr Stephens.

It follows articles he wrote about badger culls for The Farmer magazine.

Detectives today said they were investigating if it was the work of

animal rights activists.

Pc Darren Munnerley, one of the officers involved in the police

investigation, revealed: "This is a line of inquiry being

investigated.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/6336712/ Animal-rights-activists-behind-farm-arson-attack.html

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