A CIRCUS which has hit the national headlines in recent weeks over the abuse of one of its animals is in Glazebury this week.

The Bobby Roberts Super Circus opened on land alongside the Greyhound Roundabout on the East Lancashire Road at Glazebury, yesterday, Wednesday.

Protesters picketed the circus after footage filmed by Animal Defenders International showed a 58-year-old Asian elephant, Anne being hit with a pitchfork by a worker.

She has since been rehomed at Longleat Safari Park.

The circus said following the footage coming to light they shared animal campaigners’ outrage at the footage and they were isolated incidents when Bobby Roberts was not on site.