Incident Summary:

06/26/2005: The Animal Liberation Front (ALF) claimed on a website that they had put an incendiary device under the car of Michael Kendall when it was in his garage in London, England. The car burst into flames but there were no casualties. Kendall was a finance director for the stockbrokers Canaccord Capital, which had provided services to the Phytopharm biotechnology group. Phytopharm had been a customer of Huntingdon Life Sciences, which is a research laboratory condemned by animal rights extremists. ALF said that anyone connected with Huntingdon Life Sciences could be a target.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
London (Region). Great Britain

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Michael Kendell
Nationality of Target Great Britain
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information As a result of the attack, Canaccord Capital ended its business relationship with Phytopharm, which was the goal of ALF.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Animal Liberation Front (ALF) (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Focus: He was not a scientist and did not harm animals but they blew up his car anyway” Independent. June 26, 2005.