Northamptonshire: New home for elephant who was beaten and abused with a pitchfork

Anne the elephant.
Anne the elephant. Credit: ITV

Britain's last circus elephant, who was filmed being beaten in a barn in Polebrook near Peterborough, is getting a new enclosure at Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire.

Undercover campaigners filmed Anne the elephant's groom at the circus beating and abusing her with a pitchfork.

Her new home got the go ahead following a two day seminar with elephant sanctuary experts, animal welfare groups and vets.

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New home for abused elephant

Britain's last circus elephant, who was filmed being beaten in a barn in Polebrook near Peterborough, is getting a new enclosure at Longleat Safari Park.