Anna Ryder Richardson to stand trial over safety breaches

Anna Ryder Richardson and her husband are set to stand trial next month, charged with breaking health and safety regulations at her wildlife park.

The TV presenter is accused of serious breaches which sent a mother and son to hospital.

The prosecution of the couple and their business under health and safety legislation relates to an accident at Manor House Wildlife Park in August 2010.

Three-year-old Gruff Davies-Hughes suffered serious head injuries at the park after a heavy branch fell on him during strong winds.

He was airlifted to hospital and spent three days in intensive care, while his mother Emma Davies-Hughes suffered a head injury and fractures to her leg, pelvis, and arm.

The mother and son, from Llanelli, were among dozens of people visiting the attraction’s wallaby enclosure at the time of the accident.

In 2008, Ryder Richardson gave up her TV career and bought the dilapidated 52-acre site with her husband, transforming it into a wildlife park.

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Anna Ryder Richardson to stand trial over safety breaches

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