Oxford University wins High Court order to further llimit protest against construction of its animal testing laboratory.

Oxford University has been granted a further injunction to limit protest against the construction of its animal testing laboratory.

A high court order awarded to the university yesterday bans protesters from demonstrating around student exam venues, and restricts protesters to the use of one megaphone in weekly demonstrations outside the laboratory.

An Oxford University spokesperson said: "The working lives of many people in the collegiate university have been affected by loud, abusive and intimidating protests for almost two years. Today Mr Justice Holland acknowledged that DVD evidence of noisy and abusive protests, supplied by the university, made for 'daunting viewing'."

The university will seek another High Court order on 18 May to extend the exclusion zone around the laboratory and restrict the use of megaphones more widely in the city.