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Decision expected on Twycross Zoo 'mistreatment' claims

A decision is expected over the next few days as to whether two former zookeepers should be charged with mistreating elephants at Twycross Zoo.

Three members of staff were dismissed and arrested in connection with mistreating the animals after the zoo reported its concerns to Leicestershire Police last year.

The elephants suffered no lasting ill effects.

"We've had evidence from Leicestershire Police about two of the people but a decision was taken some time ago against the third, determining no further action.

"A decision on whether to charge anyone in connection with the investigation would be taken in a matter of days."

– Crown Prosecution Service spokesman