A married father of 3 has admitted to sexually assaulting a horse. Lovely.
31-year-old Alan Blackman pleaded guilty to attempted intercourse with the animal when he appeared at Norwich Crown Court via video link recently.
The animal was found injured and in need of treatment at a stable in Redenhall in Norfolk on August 6th. Disgusting.
Police posted pictures online taken from the stable’s CCTV, and it didn’t take long for Blackman’s name to be put forward. Initially, he denied the allegations, posting on Facebook that people were ‘putting a name to a face that wasn’t his’, and ‘starting online speculation’.
In court, however, he changed his tune and pleaded guilty to trespassing with the intent of committing a sexual offence, and attempted intercourse with a horse.
The case has been adjourned until the end of October, with Judge Stephen Holt saying:
This is clearly a case where a psychiatric report would assist the court. You have pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity but the court needs to know more about you.
Blackman has been remanded in custody until his next court appearance.