A man has admitted sexually attacking a horse in Redenhall, South Norfolk.

Alan Blackman, 31, of no fixed address appeared via video link at Norwich Crown Court yesterday (7 September).

He admitted attempted intercourse with a horse and trespass with intent to commit a sexual office.

Blackman was caught thanks to CCTV installed by the horse’s owner, Linda Molkenthin.

Ms Molkenthin realised something had happened to her 21-year-old Hanoverian mare, Lottie, the morning after the attack (7 August).

“There was a water container and a knife in her stable,” she told H&H.

“We checked her over and she looked ok initially. Then we looked at the CCTV and saw he had been in there. We immediately called the vet out to look at her.”

Lottie was found to have suffered severe internal and external injuries.

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“We had the vet out again today (7 September) as she still has a massive infection, despite having three weeks of antibiotics and pain killers” said Ms Molkenthon.

Lottie and Ms Molkenthon’s two other horses were moved following the attack.

“Police said we can’t keep her at the old stables,” said Ms Molkenthon.

“Lottie has been very stressed after being moved and has had to endure a lot of examinations as well.”

Ms Molkenheim has owned Lottie for 11 years and the pair enjoyed doing dressage together. The Hanoverian is now semi-retired, but was being hacked out prior to the attack.

“I’m so grateful we had CCTV,” added Ms Molkenthon.

Judge Stephen Holt called for a psychiatric report to be carried out before Blackman is sentenced next month (23 October).