Accused: I wasn’t carrying three deodorants to mask smells of sex with a Shetland pony near Doncaster

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A man accused of having sex with a Shetland pony near Doncaster has denied he was carrying three cans of deodorant in his bag “to help with any horse smells” after the encounter.

Giving evidence at Sheffield Crown Court, Alan Barnfield, 44, was asked why he was carrying the deodorants when he went for walk past a field of horses near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, in the middle of the night, in 2012.

Prosecutor Louise Reevell had been asking Barnfield about why police who spoke to him on the night found him “sweating profusely” and “smelling of horses”.

Mrs Reevell asked the defendant whether the deodorant was “to help with any horse smells you may have to deal with”.

Barnfield, of Doncaster, replied “No” and said he was on medication for blood pressure and taking painkillers which made him sweat a lot.

He told the jury that he sometimes sweated so much it dripped off his arms and, as he worked at a deodorant factory, he had as many as 20 cans at his Doncaster home.

Barnfield denies having sex with a pony called Sky in a field in the village of Loversall in the early hours of August 8 2012.

A count of outraging public decency was also put to him and he also pleaded not guilty to this charge.

In the witness box, Barnfield repeatedly denied having any sexual interest in animals and any sexual contact with the horse.

The prosecutor said to him: “You had the DNA of a horse on swabs that were taken on your penis and that’s because you had intercourse with Sky.”

“No,” Barnfield replied.

Mrs Reevell said to him: “What part of a horse are you most attracted to?”

The defendant replied: “I’m not attracted to horses.”

And Mrs Reevell asked: “Are you someone who has a sexual interest in animals?”

Barnfield said: “No.”

But he admitted that he had previously pleaded guilty to possessing images of bestiality, involving a woman and a horse.

Dressed in a black T-shirt and black trousers and sporting long brown hair and a goatee beard, Barnfield repeatedly denied that he had inappropriately touched or had sex with Sky.

He said he had gone for a walk and fed and stroked another horse in Sky’s field called Savannah but he had not gone over the fence.

And he told the jury of five men and seven women that he did not know how bestiality images found by police had got on his phone.

He said he sometimes got sent pictures of this kind via Bluetooth in pubs but he always deleted them.

Prosecutors have told the jury that Barnfield, of Hexthorpe Lane, Hexthorpe, was spoken to by police after people living near stables in the village of Loversall rang officers because they thought he was going to steal horses.

The prosecution case is that Barnfield assaulted the pony with two bottles before having sex with it.

The trial continues.

Police Accuse Girl, 14, Of Intentionally Drowning 3-Month-Old Justice Hul

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Police confirmed that a 14-year-old relative intentionally drowned a 2-month-old child found dead Monday morning inside a South Dallas apartment. Child Protective Services had placed the infant in the home where she was killed.

Justice-Hul“The facts of the case are that the 14-year-old intentionally drowed a 2-month-old and that’s the real tragedy today,” said Maj. Robert Sherwin with the Dallas Police Department.

The teen is now in police custody and is being questioned.  At this time, no charges have been filed.

The child’s mother was at work at the time of the incident.

Around 6:15 a.m., police received a call about a child in trouble due to high water in the 8400 block of S. Westmoreland in the Red Bird area of Dallas. When officers arrived at the scene, they found the child dead.

The Dallas County Medical Examiner was called to the scene, along with Dallas Police homicide detectives.

“It breaks my heart anytime you respond to a call and someone so innocent…no one more innocent then an infant child…and to try to ascertain what was could have been going through anyone’s mind that would cause the death of innocent child.  My heart goes out to the family,” said Sgt. Warren Mitchell of the Dallas Police Department.

Distraught family members showed up several hours later, and an ambulance had to be called after an unidentified woman passed out.

“I’ve always seen the young ladies around with their younger siblings so I really can’t see anything like that happening it’s heart felt and upsetting to hear about it happening,” said neighbor Joseph Veasley.

Police say another teen was also inside the apartment at the time of the drowning, and they are calling her a witness.

Detectives declined to specify exactly how or where the baby drowned. They said making those facts public would only serve to sensationalize the circumstances of her death.

Stanford Swimmer Accused Of Raping Unconscious Woman Along Campus Street

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Casey-ValentineA former Stanford University student and star swimmer will be charged with rape after he met a woman at a campus party and assaulted her as she lay intoxicated and unconscious outside, Santa Clara County prosecutors said Tuesday.

The district attorney’s office said two students on bicycles stopped to help after finding freshman Brock Allen Turner, 19, on top of the woman in the early morning hours of Jan. 18 on Lomita Court, near fraternity houses on university grounds.

“She was lying on the ground unconscious, not moving,” said Deputy District Attorney Alaleh Kianerci of the alleged victim, who is not a student.

The men on bikes restrained Turner, even as he tried to get away, and called police, Kianerci said. The woman, she said, was taken to a hospital and treated for her injuries.

Naked reality: TV show strips contestants of their belongings and makes them STREAK to win them back

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A bizarre new reality TV show in Denmark has revealed the naked truth about people’s consumer lifestyles – by making its stars walk the streets in the buff.

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The show – appropriately named Undressed – claims to strip away all the participants’ defences by making them live stark naked in an empty apartment, which seems logical.

Four contestants each move into a separate flat in Copenhagen with absolutely nothing – but can get one of their possessions back each day by dashing in the nude to a storage box near their apartment.

Participant Katerina Grube – a 23-year-old student – says she never normally leaves the house without at least an hour checking her make-up and blonde hair extensions and spends thousands each month on clothes.

She explained: “I hoped that the experience would help me reduce my addiction to things I don’t really need. I can’t do a thing without checking my iPad or doing my make up.

“I thought maybe I could realise that I’m beautiful without 70 layers of stuff.”

The 30 day experiment shows filming from inside the apartments and covert footage of the nude stars dashing through the streets trying to avoid being seen.

Katerina said: “You somehow feel free, but also very exposed. I told myself that I might just as well enjoy it, because it would be a once in a lifetime experience but it turned out to be a real emotional rollercoaster.”

She added: “To start with you have nothing – not a stitch, no furniture, nothing at all – and you can earn one thing at a time by getting to the bin. It could be a credit card, it could be a pair of knickers, anything.

“It has been a liberating experience. Everybody should take a closer look at themselves and figure out who they really are underneath all those layers of stuff.”

The debut show aired to record viewing figures on Denmark’s state DB3 channel.

But the show’s creative director Irene Stroeyer insisted it had been its moral message that had grabbed viewers’ attention – not scenes of girls in the nude.

She said: “The aim of the experiment was to trigger a more acute awareness about consumerist behaviour.

“It’s very extreme of course to hand over everything you own. The aim is to make both the participants and the viewers think about what they can actually make do without – what’s useless and what’s important.”

Only in Japan – The LED-Illuminated Upskirt Skirt

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Japanese designer Kiyoyuki Amano has combined fashion and technology to create futuristic short skirts that illuminate the wearer’s thighs. Aptly named ‘Hikaru Skirt’, which means ‘Shining Skirt’, the garment comes equipped with LED lights and the miniature gyro sensors on the inside. So the skirt lights up, and the color and pattern of the light changes every time the wearer moves.

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Amano said that he first placed light bulbs inside a skirt on a whim, and that’s when he noticed that it created a pleasant illumination of the thighs. So he worked on the design some more and soon created a whole line of LED-illuminated minis. The Hikaru skirts, he said, are meant to bridge the gap between everyday fashion and cosplay.

Diver gets encased in whale feces while swimming off coast of Dominica

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Think you had a bad day at work?

whale26n-1-webA diver has told how he ended up being encased in whale feces while swimming off the coast of Dominica, reports the BBC.

Keri Wilk said he and three other divers were surrounded by the gigantic bowel movement when the whale answered a call of nature.

“At first it seemed like a regular bowel movement. But rather than continuing its dive down, it remained at the surface and continued to defecate for a startling length of time,” said Wilk.

He said the “poonado” spread through the water for about 30 metres/100 feet.

Unfortunately for Wilk, he dives with just goggles and a snorkel as scuba equipment can disturb the whales, meaning some of the waste ended up in his mouth.

“I had poop in my eyes, mouth, wetsuit, everywhere and I was soaked in it from head to toe. But, after leaving the cloud, it quickly washed away, and didn’t leave a smell on us.

“I did take an extra long shower once I returned to shore later that day, just in case,” he admitted.