Elephant suffering trial

A circus couple from Northamptonshire are due to go on trial accused of causing unnecessary suffering to an elephant.

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Elephant cruelty trial continues

The trial of Bobby and Moira Roberts - the circus owners accused of causing the unnecessary suffering of their elephant Anne at their barn in Polebrook near Peterborough - continued today.

Today the court heard from Jan Creamer, the chief executive of Animal Defenders International - the group which secretly filmed the elephant being beaten with a pitch fork.

She denied that the keeper hitting the elephant had been employed and planted by her organisation. The Roberts deny all the charges and the case continues.

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