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.
Circus owner Bobby Roberts is sentenced for causing unnecessary suffering to Europe's oldest elephant
A husband and wife from Northamptonshire are due to go on trial today accused of causing unnecessary suffering to a circus elephant.