From the Times Online:

"March 21, 2003

Prison for animal activist
By A Correspondent

AN ANIMAL rights activist who left a managing director ´frightened for himself and his family¡ was jailed yesterday for 15 months.

Sonia Hayward, 35, drove to the house of Timothy Allington in Tunbridge Wells at least twice while an accomplice threw rocks through windows at the property. She mistakenly believed that he was connected to the controversial biotech company Huntingdon Life Sciences, Maidstone Crown Court was told.

Mr Allington, former managing director of a pharmaceuticals firm, believed that he was in such danger that he had hired his own security guards and had a panic button installed in his house.

Hayward, from Tonbridge, also took part in a campaign to harass female members of a fox hunt using fake prostitute calling cards. Scores of cards with the home telephone numbers of seven members of the Old Surrey, Burstow and West Kent Hunt were left in call boxes across the South East.

The activist, who pleaded guilty, was sentenced to two months for conspiracy to harass in relation to the cards and 15 months for conspiracy to damage property. The sentences will run concurrently.

Judge David Mitchell said: ´A person is entitled to feel safe in his or her own home."


Sonia Hayward KV5943
HMP Holloway
Parkhurst Road,
London N7 0NU