On the 27th January 2013 these four individuals (Aran Mathai, Tod Bradury, Catherine Parrish & Luke Beevers) amongst others were protesting outside our licensed, legitimate business. They shouted abuse through megaphones and taunted our staff and members of the public as they usually do. They also trespassed onto our land and premises and tried to film our puppies and staff. They were verbally abusive, all witnessed by our customers and they left just before the police arrived.
Not content with causing an “aggravated trespass” they returned after the store was closed and were seen to trespass yet again (the same four individuals – Mathai, Bradbury, Parrish & Beevers). Parrish is seen trying one of our doors while the others watch, all recorded on our CCTV cameras.
When our staff left the premises they were waiting for them and followed them and hurled abuse. One of our staff members was also followed part of the way home in her vehicle. These incidents were reported to the police and logged.
On the 14th March 2013 as several of our staff left our premises once again these animal activists: Aran Mathai, Tod Bradbuy, Catherine Parrish & Luke Beevers were waiting for them. Our staff were actually on their way to enjoy a quiet evening with their friends for a meal when once again they were verbally abused and taunted after work.
Luke Beevers & Catherine Parrish are due to attend Leeds Crown Court on March 21st 2013 after pleading guilty to two offences of interference with contractual relationships so as to harm an animal research organisation contrary to S145 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 and face possible custodial sentences.
We are publishing these facts and images to show the public what we and other businesses who are trading legally and with a license to do so have to put up with.
The police are currently investigating these reports of trespass and abuse of our staff which has been reported to them.
For further updates on these Animal Activists stay tuned to our blog..