An Extinction Rebellion protestor from St Albans has been found guilty of criminal damage after smashing windows at the European headquarters of J.P.Morgan.

Stephanie Aylett, a 29-year-old former medical device representative, was among five women found guilty by a jury at the Inner London Crown Court on Friday, March 1.

Pamela Bellinger, 66, from Leicester, Amy Pritchard, 38, from Liverpool, Adelheid Russenberger, 32, from Richmond, London, and Rosemary Webster, 67, from Dorchester, were also convicted.

On September 1, 2021, eight women campaigned outside the European HQ of investment banking company J.P.Morgan, in Bank Street, London.

The protestors smashed windows using hammers and chisels, the court heard, causing £306,000 of damage before their arrest.

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According to Extinction Rebellion, J.P.Morgan is the world’s biggest funder of fossil fuels, having poured $384.2 billion into the sector since the Paris Climate Agreement in 2016.

Aylett and her four other defendants are scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday, June 7, also at Inner London Crown Court.

The 29-year-old previously avoided jail in April last year, after she was given a six-week sentenced, suspended for 18 months, for causing a public nuisance as an Insulate Britain campaigner.