[Surfside] Man's sex with goat

Paul Makepeace bookmarks@paulm.com
Thu, 31 Jan 2002 17:22:31 -0800


Man's sex with goat 

A CHEF had sex with a goat  and was seen by a trainload of passengers,
a court heard yesterday.

Stephen Hall, 23, lassoed the animal with his belt at the Paradise
allotments near his home.

As the packed Hull to Bridlington train stopped at signals, dozens of
passengers stared out in amazement.

In seconds, police switchboards were jammed as horrified commuters used
their mobiles to report what they had seen.

The female goat was one of a number left to graze near the allotments,
Hull Crown Court was told.

A man out walking his dog also made a 999 call to Humberside Police
Control Room.

Two members of the public pinned down Hall while a stream of officers
raced to the scene. Jobless Hall, from Hull, was initially arrested by
the Humberside Police Dog Section.

A vet who examined the goat said it was "subdued" by the assault but was
not suffering long-term injury.

British Transport Police Detective Inspector Dave Crinnion, who
investigated, said: "I saw the goat the next day  it did not seem too
upset but it is difficult to tell."

Yesterday, Hall admitted a sex charge involving an animal.

Judge Jacqueline Davies, who adjourned the case for reports, said: "I do
not know what sentence the court will impose on you."

He is due to be sentenced on March 13.

Hall, who says he is gay, said after the hearing: "My friends have been
giving me a lot of stick. They are all joking with me about it.

"I have never done anything like this before."