Man ‘with sexual interest in horses  banned from fields and stables’

Man ‘with sexual interest in horses banned from fields and stables’

Malcolm Downes is the subject of an antisocial behaviour order prohibiting him from being in a field with the animals.A man with a sexual interest in horses has avoided a prison sentence despite breaching a court order to avoid fields, it has been reported.

Malcolm Downes, 58, is subject to an antisocial behaviour order which states he is “not to enter any field, stables or other area that contains any equine animal in the Humberside Police area”.

But Downes, who has previously been caught performing sex acts in front of horses, breached the order twice within as many weeks last year, according to the Hull Daily Mail .

He was seen by horse owners in on October 8, within 25 metres of a tethered black stallion, the news site says.

Prosecutor Stephen Welch told Hull Crown Court the owners “both knew of him and knew he was prohibited from being in a field with horses. As they saw him he made off across the fields”.

At 1.15pm on October 19, the witnesses again saw Downes, of Levisham Close, north Hull, in the field.

Downes made “full and frank admissions” during an interview with police, the court heard, and later admitted two breaches of the order.

But as he had stayed out of trouble for six months he was sentenced to a 12-month community order, which includes 25 days of rehabilitation.

The three-year Asbo had previously been extended to run until May 6, 2018.

Recorder Nolan QC warned him: “Don’t challenge yourself by going in the presence of horses.

“Keep away from them. It’s not difficult to do. I live my life without going near a horse.”

Mirror News

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