Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Veteran animal rights activist jailed after threat in court:

Moments after being spared prison, the veteran animal rights activist Keith Mann landed himself in jail yesterday by openly threatening the director of a research laboratory who was sitting in court.

The act of defiance forced Judge Richard Price to reconvene proceedings at Portsmouth crown court, conduct a trial on the charge of contempt of court and sentence Mann, 38, to six months in prison.

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