A man from Cornwall has appeared in court charged with killing his sister’s donkey.

Darrell Duffil stood before Bodmin magistrates on Wednesday (2 March).

He pleaded guilty of shooting his sister, Carolyn Jones’, donkey Claude in the head with an air rifle after an argument on Monday (28 February) in Looe, Cornwall.

Ms Jones found the 10-year-old donkey in the stable in a pool of blood.

The 54-year-old man had reportedly drunk half a bottle of rum before the alleged attack.

He has been remanded in custody until 9 March.