Norfolk woman charged after Grand National protests
Animal Rising activists outside the gates ahead of day three of the Randox Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse (Image: PA)
A woman from Norfolk has been charged in relation to protests at the Grand National earlier this year.
Zoe Able, of Leeders Pightle in Binham, has been charged with wilful obstruction of a highway after protesters attempted to block roads around Aintree Racecourse on April 15.
Activists from Animal Rising blocked a motorway near the racecourse and also climbed fences to enter.
Merseyside Police said 10 people have been charged over the protests on the roads.
Tobias Brown, 49, of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, James Kelly, 46, of Northwich, Cheshire, Andrew Houghton, 66, of Bedford, Rosa Sharkey, 23, of Enfield, north London, and Sarah Love, 47, Lucia Alexander, 40, Jamie Carter, 29, and Elenor Kenny, 19, all of no fixed address have been charged with the same offence as Ms Able, 27.
John Edwards, 49, of Colchester in Essex, has been charged with causing a vehicle to remain at rest on a carriageway of a motorway.
They were all released on bail to attend court on either November 22 or December 20.