Circus shock over elephant abuse film

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The police and the RSPCA are investigating after animal activists filmed a circus elephant being beaten.

The film was shot secretly in the winter quarters of the Bobby Roberts Super Circus at Polebrook near Oundle in Northamptonshire.

Circus owner Bobby Roberts said he was absolutely disgusted and just could not believe it.

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