James Gray is due to be tried in High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court today on five trading standards charges, including failing to dispose of dead horses correctly.

Gray, 45, of Spindle Farm, Hyde Heath, Buckinghamshire, faces three charges of failing to disclose a criminal record when applying for a licence to transport animals and two counts of failing to dispose of animal carcasses in the proper manner.

The charges are being brought by Buckinghamshire Trading Standards.

Gray pleaded not guilty to all five charges on 21 May last year.