October 26, 2020

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UK sheep farmer jailed for contaminated baby food plot

A British sheep farmer has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for his plot...

A British sheep farmer has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for his plot to use baby food laced with metal shards to blackmail a supermarket chain

Wright, 45, was accused of orchestrating the plot, allegedly in the name of a group of farmers angry at the low price they were paid for their milk. He denied the charges, but was convicted of two counts of contaminating goods and three counts of blackmail.

Sentencing him, Justice Mark Warby compared wright’s actions to terrorism and said he was remorseless.

“You chose to use threats of a particularly blood-curdling nature, deliberately designed to exploit the vulnerability of children, and the consequent vulnerability of a supermarket concerned for its business,” the judge said.