Galashiels man admits having sex with a horse

A Galashiels man who admitted having sex with a horse will be sentenced next week.

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 3:19 pm
Aberdeen Sheriff Court

Jordan Turnbull, 28, pleaded guilty to a charge of bestiality and having an "unnatural connection" with the animal at a farm over a period of three months.

His co-accused Joshua Lee-Paterson, who is 20, pleaded guilty to a similar offence at Cothal Farm in Aberdeenshire, between October 1 and December 31, 2018.

Lee-Paterson is understood to have owned a field at the farm and kept horses there with Turnbull, who gave an address in Meigle Street, Galashiels, visiting him.

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Aberdeen Sheriff Court was told that Police Scotland and the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals launched an investigation after a tip-off.

Lee-Paterson and Turnbull have now been placed on the sex offenders register and are due to be sentenced on Friday, April 23.