Court shown footage of elephant kicked and hit with pitchfork

A court was shown footage of an elephant being kicked and hit with a pitchfork today at the trial of a husband and wife accused of causing the animal unnecessary suffering.

Bobby and Moira Roberts appeared at Northampton Crown Court accused of having kept the 58-year-old Asian elephant, called Anne, constantly chained to the ground at the Bobby Roberts Super Circus in Polebrook, Cambridgeshire.

Mr and Mrs Roberts, of Brook Farm, Oundle, Northamptonshire, deny all the charges.

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