Buckinghamshire horse trader Jamie (James) Gray has pleaded not guilty to five further charges connected with the RSPCA raid on Spindle Farm, Amersham, in January.

Gray appeared at Wycombe Magistrates’ Court on 21 May and denied five charges brought by Buckinghamshire County Council Trading Standards that included failing to remove 16 horse carcasses from his land and providing false information on an animal transportation licence.

The case was adjourned to Bicester Magistrates’ Court on 18 July.

Gray was also found guilty of assaulting a police officer by Aylesbury Magistrates on 6 May and is due to be sentenced on 10 June.

This news story was first published in Horse & Hound (6 June, ’07)