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‘I threw it straight in the bin!’: Pensioner wrongly targeted by ‘incompetent’ Just Stop Oil activist who thought she was delivering letter to shadow health secretary Wes Streeting says he is ‘glad they wasted a journey’

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An accountant whose home ‘incompetent’ Just Stop Oil activists targeted in the mistaken belief it was the shadow health secretary’s has said he is glad they wasted a trip.

Ricky Law, 70, was caught up in a bungled JSO stunt when activists filmed themselves delivering a letter to his property in Enfield, London, believing it belonged to Wes Streeting.

JSO poster girl Phoebe Plummer, 22, best known for throwing soup over Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, was filmed gloating outside the property before posting a letter addressed to Mr Streeting through the letterbox.

The video was posted on X with the caption: ‘Metropolitan Police you’re losing your touch. Phoebe broke bail today delivering a letter to Wes Streeting, despite being arrested twice for delivering letters before. What’s going on?’

Mr Streeting, who does not even live in the same borough, wrote on X within minutes of the video being posted: ‘That isn’t my house’.

Ricky Law, 70, was caught up in a bungled JSO stunt when activists filmed themselves delivering a letter to his property (pictured) in Enfield, London, believing it belonged to Wes Streeting

Ricky Law, 70, was caught up in a bungled JSO stunt when activists filmed themselves delivering a letter to his property (pictured) in Enfield, London, believing it belonged to Wes Streeting

JSO poster girl Phoebe Plummer, 22, was filmed gloating outside the property before posting a letter addressed to Mr Streeting through the letterbox

JSO poster girl Phoebe Plummer, 22, was filmed gloating outside the property before posting a letter addressed to Mr Streeting through the letterbox

Mr Streeting, who does not even live in the same borough, wrote on X within minutes of the video being posted

Mr Streeting, who does not even live in the same borough, wrote on X within minutes of the video being posted

It is the latest in a string of attempted stunts by JSO targeting MPs’ home addresses.

Mr Law, who rents out the property on AirBnb as well as using it as his office, said he was ‘glad they wasted a journey’ and that JSO had ‘made a mockery of themselves’.

After realising their mistake, JSO said it had asked the property owner to forward the letter on to the Labour MP.

But Mr Law said he only read two lines of the letter intended for Mr Streeting before ‘throwing it straight into the bin’.

Mr Law said: ‘They are incompetent and have no idea what they’re doing. The cause they are devoted to is good, but I don’t agree with the way they do it. Why are you attacking my house? This has nothing to do with environment.’

Mr Law said he cares about the environment but does not support JSO’s inflammatory escapades such as blocking roads or targeting artworks and MPs in their homes.

The accountant, who lives in Finchley, said he wanted the video, which now has over 1 million views, to be removed from JSO’s social media accounts.

Ms Plummer is most famous forthrowing

Ms Plummer is most famous for throwing a tin of Heinz Tomato soup over Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers in October 2022

Labour MP Mr Streeting, who is also shadow health secretary, said JSO hadn't even managed to visit the right borough of London

Labour MP Mr Streeting, who is also shadow health secretary, said JSO hadn’t even managed to visit the right borough of London

A supporter of Just Stop Oil holds a photo sign of activist Phoebe Plummer in December after she was jailed for repeated protests

A supporter of Just Stop Oil holds a photo sign of activist Phoebe Plummer in December after she was jailed for repeated protests 

Ms Plummer being arrested on October 6, 2022, following a protest in Trafalgar Square

Ms Plummer being arrested on October 6, 2022, following a protest in Trafalgar Square

The video contained clear shots of the surrounding properties, identifying the area and address.

One neighbour in Enfield said: ‘I’m not happy about the fact my front door has been broadcast to the world’.

Another said: ‘They need to get their facts right before they go about doing this sort of stuff.’

Earlier this month Plummer was detained on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle and of sending a malicious communication after the Mail on Sunday exposed an alleged plan by activists to ‘occupy’ MPs’ homes ahead of the general election.

Then, on March 14, the privately-educated activist was arrested trying to deliver a letter to Labour MP Emily Thornberry’s home, in breach of her bail conditions which include not attending an MP’s home address.

In the video yesterday, Plummer says: ‘This is the letter I’m delivering to Wes Streeting. It appears that there’s no police here this time.

On March 14 the privately-educated activist was arrested trying to deliver a letter to Labour MP Emily Thornberry's home, in breach of her bail conditions which include not attending an MP's home address

On March 14 the privately-educated activist was arrested trying to deliver a letter to Labour MP Emily Thornberry’s home, in breach of her bail conditions which include not attending an MP’s home address

Ms Plummer was arrested for breaking bail by posting a letter to Emily Thornberry's flat

Ms Plummer was arrested for breaking bail by posting a letter to Emily Thornberry’s flat

‘Maybe they’ve realised that there’s not much harm in just delivering a letter to your MP. It’s what they’ve always asked us to do after all.’

She then sarcastically asks: ‘ Should I go hand myself in for breaking bail? I mean, that seemed pretty harmless but it was worth arresting me for last time.’

The newest tactic by JSO comes amid increased concern for the privacy and safety of MPs.

The group has been widely condemned for revealing the home addresses of MPs when threats to their safety have increased over the past months.



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