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Cecil lion hunt guide appears in court

The Zimbabwean hunter who led the expedition that killed Cecil the lion appeared in court on Wednesday on charges of organising an illegal hunt.

Theo Bronkhorst, who runs a safari company, denies any wrongdoing over the hunt in July when US dentist Walter Palmer paid to shoot the lion with a bow and arrow.

Zimbabwean officials have called for Palmer to be extradited from the US over the "illegal" killing, claiming he broke the law by financing an illegal hunt.

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Cecil the lion hunt guide goes on trial

Theo Bronkhurst, the Zimbabwean guide who led the hunt in which Cecil the lion was killed, has appeared in court in Hwange town, about 435 miles south of Harare.

He has been charged with failing to prevent an illegal hunt, charges he denies.

John Ray, ITV News's Africa correspondent, reports:

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