Jamie Gray and three other members of his family will face charges of causing unnecessary suffering to the 125 horses rescued in January at Oxford Magistrates’ Court at 9.30am on Friday 4 April, after today’s case was adjourned.

A total of 12 charges are being brought against James John Gray (44), Julie Gray (40) and Jodie (25) and Cordelia Gray (20), all of Spindles Farm, Hyde Heath, Amersham in Buckinghamshire.

Another 15-year-old male, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will also be facing charges in connection with this case.

The 12 charges relate to section 4 and section 9 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and cover causing unnecessary suffering to and failing to meet the welfare needs of a total of 125 horses, ponies and donkeys.