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Badger cull protester cleared of breaching injunction

The case has been dropped against Cathy Scott, who denied breaching last year's badger cull injunction Credit: GNS

The only person in the UK accused of breaching last year's badger cull injunction has been cleared after the prosecution dropped the case.Cathy Scott, 37 from Coventry, was alleged to have run into a badger-killing field at Tibberton, near Gloucester, shouting and waving a torch on 3 October 2013.

She had denied breaching a High Court injunction banning anyone from protesting within 100m of homes or using torches, LED lights and camera flashes near the badger cull zone.

Today at Gloucester crown court, the Crown Prosecution Service announced it had reviewed the case and is not proceeding with the charge.

Prosecutor Tim Greaves said that the decision by the Crown not to offer evidence "is not, and should not be viewed in any way, as an acceptance of the submissions made by the defendant".Judge Jamie Tabor QC formally found Ms Scott not guilty.

Ms Scott regularly travelled from Coventry to Gloucestershire during the badger cull last year to protest against it.