The trial of Buckinghamshire horse trader James Gray on trading standards charges restarts today (Tuesday) at Folkestone Magistrates Court.

Mr Gray, of Spindle Farm, Amersham, faces fives charges, dating from September and October 2007, which are being brought by Kent County Council.

He is accused of travelling horses through Dover in an unsuitable lorry and without a valid health certificate for the animals.

The case was due to be heard on 27 May but Mr Gray was unwell. He denies all the charges against him.

A verdict is not expected until 17 July.