Monday 11 December 2017

Father-of-three to be sentenced for sex assault on horse

(stock photo)
(stock photo)

Ben Kendall

A married father-of-three who sexually assaulted a horse is due to be sentenced.

Alan Blackman, 31, of no fixed address, admitted trespass with the intent to commit a sexual offence and attempted intercourse with a horse at an earlier hearing.

He was arrested after the animal was found injured and in need of veterinary treatment at farm stables in Redenhall, Norfolk, on August 6.

Judge Stephen Holt remanded Blackman in custody and adjourned sentencing until Friday.

He said: "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."

Norfolk Police circulated CCTV images of a man seen at the stables in the moments leading up the attack.

After the appeal for information, removals man Blackman wrote on Facebook, protesting his innocence.

He said people were "putting my name to a face which isn't me" and starting online speculation.

Press Association

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