A man has been jailed for sexually assaulting a horse for over an hour.
The incident, at a stable in Norwich, was caught on CCTV. Alan Blackman, a married dad of three, admitted to trespass with the intent to commit a sexual offence and attempted intercourse with a horse, The Mirror reports.
An appeal was launched to track him down after he was seen on camera fetching containers to stand on, so he could have sex with the horse.
The 31-year-old also filmed himself abusing the animal, who was found injured and in need of veterinary treatment.
Blackman originally told police he was with his wife at the time, but when she confirmed she hadn’t been home that night he admitted what he had done. He told officers he’d consumed large amounts of alcohol and was on cocaine and amphetamines, and couldn’t remember the attack.
Judge Katharine Moore told Blackman:
You recorded this possibly because it was something you yourself might watch again or because it was something you might want others to watch.
Unfortunately as a result of your actions, the horse sustained injuries.
The horse was treated for internal injures following the horrific attack, and will need further surgery.
Blackman was sentenced to 14 months in jail at Norwich Crown Court as his wife, Sarah, 25, sat in the public gallery.
Michael Clare, mitigating, said Blackman had experienced suicidal thoughts since the incident, adding: “He has already sentenced himself to a lifetime of excruciating embarrassment”.