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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Roberts: Elephant beating 'disgraceful and disgusting'

Bobby Roberts and wife Moira Credit: PA

The owner of a circus elephant, accused of allowing his staff to beat the animal, said he was disgusted when he saw the footage of a groom striking her with a pitchfork in Cambridgeshire.

Bobby Roberts, 69, who owns Bobby Roberts Super Circus, said it was "disgraceful and disgusting".

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