Buckinghamshire horse dealer James Gray is taking out an emergency injunction in the High Court in London this morning (11 April) to force the RSPCA to return 29 ponies and donkeys to him.

A district judge ordered rescue charities to return the 11 donkeys and 18 Shetland ponies to Mr Gray on Friday 4 April.

But as yet the animals have not gone back to Mr Gray.

Mr Gray, Julie Gray, Cordelia Gray, Jodie Gray, all of Spindle Farm, Amersham, and a youth who cannot be named, are charged with failing to meet the needs of 125 equines removed from the farm between 4-12 January this year.

They have pleaded innocent to all the charges brought by the RSPCA and are due back in court for a pre-trial review on 28 April.

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