England

Hertfordshire taxidermist accused over exotic animals

A taxidermist from Hertfordshire has been charged with hiding the bodies of a black bear, an orangutan and other exotic species in his freezer.

Simon Wilson, 49, is also accused of keeping a dead endangered tiger for commercial gain.

It is alleged he also kept a mandrill, a leopard skin and a peregrine falcon in a freezer at his workshop Bovingdon.

Mr Wilson, of Rickmansworth, is due to appear at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court next Tuesday.

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites