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British judge reprimands jurors for laughing during bestiality trial

“If you do find the case particularly funny, if you can try to get over your laughter over lunch that would be great," said Judge James Patrick.
By Evan Bleier Follow @itishowitis Contact the Author   |   Jan. 28, 2014 at 2:25 PM

ENFIELD, England, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- After hearing that a cow allegedly rejected the advances of a man on trial for having sex with a sheep, a British jury was chided by the judge for laughing in the courtroom.

“I well understand that there are aspects of it that are unusual and amusing,” said Judge James Patrick. “If you do find the case particularly funny, if you can try to get over your laughter over lunch that would be great.”


Paul Lovell, 61, was allegedly seen attempting to have intercourse with a sheep after he was unable to seduce a cow near in Enfield, North London, back in September.


Lovell has been charged with outraging public decency.

“In this case the defendant with his penis tried to put it into or up next to, as if to put it into, the mouth of a cow. And he repeated this more than once with different cows,” said prosecutor Robert Hutchinson.

“He did not successfully penetrate the mouth of a cow with his penis and he then moved to another part of the field and tried his luck with some sheep. The witnesses saw him trying to encourage -- using gestures -- the sheep towards his groin area and say that he was basically trying to entice them to lick or suck on his genitals.”

Lovell has denied the charges.



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