A former policeman and director of the Great Yorkshire Show has been jailed for two years after he filmed a man having sex with a male pony.

Police discovered a stash of videos and images depicting abuse of young boys and animals at Charles Littleboy’s home in Howe, Thirsk, North Yorkshire.

Last month, Littleboy, 55, pleaded guilty to 11 counts of making indecent images of children, four counts of distributing indecent images of children, five counts of possessing extreme pornographic images and a further count of possessing 3,904 indecent photographs of children.

He was jailed for two and a half years and was put on the sex offenders’ register for life, at Teeside Crown Court on Tuesday (8 May).

The court heard the video of the man and pony had been taken a number of years ago, when the man, Shaun Dodds, had been staying at his home.

Littleboy also had film of the same man having sex with a dog.