Norfolk

Horse sex attacker Alan Blackman pleads guilty

Alan Blackman Image copyright Norfolk Police
Image caption Alan Blackman initially protested his innocence on Facebook when CCTV images were released

A married father-of-three has admitted sexually attacking a horse.

Alan Blackman, 31, of no fixed address, was arrested after the animal was found hurt at a farm stables in Redenhall, south Norfolk, on 6 August.

Appearing via video link at Norwich Crown Court he admitted attempted intercourse with a horse and trespass with intent to commit a sexual offence.

Judge Stephen Holt called for a psychiatric report to be carried out before sentencing on 23 October.

Following the discovery of the injured horse, Norfolk Police circulated CCTV images of a man seen at the stables prior to the attack.

After the appeal was shared online, removals man Blackman took to Facebook to protest his innocence, saying people were "putting my name to a face which isn't me".

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