Letter bomb attacks like the one which injured a woman at an Abingdon
firm could continue, according to an Oxford-based animal rights group.
The woman was hurt when the device exploded on Thursday as she opened
mail at Orchid Cellmark, based at Abingdon Business Park.
A second device was spotted before it could go off, at Culham-based
LGC Forensics and a third was sent to a DNA testing firm in
Birmingham, but no-one was seriously hurt. Thames Valley Police are
investigating, but so far no arrests have been made.
Speak, which has led the campaign against the construction of Oxford
University's �18m animal experiments laboratory, denied any
involvement, and the devices have not yet been claimed by any Animal
Liberation Front cells.
Speak has always pledged to keep its protests lawful and peaceful but
spokesman Emma Speed warned that last's weeks bombs may not be the
She said: "We are not going to condone or condemn these activities but
it has become increasingly difficult to protest lawfully in Oxford
because of a growing number of injunctions.
"If they can not protest legally, people will seek other ways to
protest, and some people will go to these lengths.