Three men at Twycross Zoo have been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty after an elephant was allegedly beaten.
Police said the three men were questioned in connection with the unnecessary suffering of an elephant.
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Duller conditions moving back towards the coast through the morning, leaving a mainly dry day with warm sunny spells.
Showery outbreaks of rain will become more widespread through Thursday with heavy and locally thundery downpours possible.