TV presenter and wildlife park owner Anna Ryder Richardson has learnt that she will face trial next month, along with her husband, after being accused of serious breaches in health and safety regulations.
She appeared with her husband, Colin MacDougall at Haverfordwest Magistrates Court where their case was sent to crown court for trial. The couple own, jointly run and live at the Manor House Wildlife Park, in St Florence, near Tenby, west Wales.
A mother and son were urgently airlifted to hospital in 2010 after a heavy branch fell on them during at the park. Three year-old Gruff Davies-Hughes suffered serious head injuries and spent three days in intensive care. His mother, suffered a head injury and fractures to her leg, pelvis, and arm.
Anna and her husband have denied the two separate alleged breaches. Their jointly owned company, Manor House Wildlife Park Ltd, also denies two breaches to health and safety legislation.