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Tiger death trial to begin next year

David Gill. Credit: ITV Border

The director of a Cumbrian zoo where a member of staff was mauled to death by a tiger will go on trial next year

David Gill from the South Lakes Safari Zoo at Dalton is charged with health and safety breaches, following the death of tiger keeper Sarah McClay in May 2013.

He appeared at Preston Crown Court today and will now go on trial in Preston next summer.

Zoo keeper Sarah McClay. Credit: ITV Border