£1.4 million worth of cryptocurrency has been discovered that a sheep farmer is charged with seeking to squeeze from Tesco in a swap for disclosing in which stores he had placed jars of baby food mixed with steel and poisoned products with salmonella.
Defendant claims travelers threatened to kill his family unless he paid them £1m
Guy Brush and the Dairy Pirates is the group of unhappy dairy farmers, that Nigel Wright alleges that they are a part of. The group considers they had been poorly paid by the supermarket franchise.
On Tuesday, the Old Bailey heard that the 45-year-old had overwhelmed the seller with letters. Also, emails using the name “Guy Brush” for approximately two years since May 2018.
The Lincolnshire-based farmer supposedly asserted that he would only disclose, where the infected food had been planted in several stores. Once 200 bitcoins had been given to him. Two buyers found silver in baby food as they nursed their children.
Mr. Wright confesses holding out several elements of the operation. But refuses two counts of infecting goods and four counts of blackmail. But says that he was compelled to do so by travelers who had come to his land and demanded he gives them £1 million.
He was working in dread of his life because he alleges the group of men threatened to rape his wife and murder him and his two children.
The offender expected to make himself rich by means of extortion over a period of two years, the prosecution claims.
On a farm outside of Market Rasen, Mr. Wright was discovered to his family home. Flows of messages dispatched to Tesco were found on his pc, along with pictures of cans of food and jars of baby food and slivers of metal.
Mr. Wright refuses to place the pieces of steel in the baby food discovered in Rochdale
On the first day of a three-week trial, it was heard by the court that Mr. Wright alleged that some chemicals had been inserted into tins from other brands. Making threats to carry on contaminating Tesco goods until the payment was rendered.
The Old Bailey heard, other than the two containers of metal-spiked baby food, there is no proof that any other products have been found poisoned.
In one of the tallies of extortion, Mr. Wright purportedly endangered to slaughter a driver with whom he had had a road anger dispute if he did not pay him bitcoin worth £150,000.
The high court learned that Mr. Wright supposedly chased him down and sent him a letter containing a photo of the accuser and his wife with bullet holes and a target covered on it.
The public prosecutor said, ‘You the panel of judges will have to decide whether his story of being intimidated by visitors is true. The prosecution advised that it shifts whenever he is threatened with more proof which he has to explain and is totally incorrect.’