Police have today charged a further six people during the latest stage of an ongoing operation to disrupt animal rights extremism across the UK.

They include Thomas Harris, 24, and Nicola Tapping, 26, both of Alver Road, Gosport, who are both charged with conspiracy to blackmail Huntingdon Life Sciences.

They will appear before Aldershot Magistrates' Court next Thursday.

The charges follow a regional police operation involving Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Thames Valley and Hampshire police codenamed Operation Achilles.