No mask: Man caught having sex with ex-mayor's horse

No masks: Man caught having intercourse with ex-mayor’s horse

A person who had intercourse with a former mayor’s horse was uncovered in the present day – as he was jailed for eight months.

“Disgusting” Phillip Henry, from Dover, attended Canterbury Crown Court docket this morning carrying a face masks, sun shades, a flat hat and his hood.

Sporting a face masks, sun shades, flat hat and along with his hood up, Philip Henry arrived at Canterbury Crown Court docket in the present day. Photograph: Barry Goodwin

He has gone to comparable lengths to cowl himself when he arrived at earlier hearings.

However footage have now emerged of Henry showing outdoors courtroom for a separate offense six years in the past.

Throughout in the present day’s listening to, the 35-year-old claimed he suffered from anxiousness and grief throughout the horse’s “horrible” ordeal.


KentOnline beforehand reported how Henry was caught along with his trousers round his ankles violating Betty, a cob, in a meadow in Dover.

He fled after being found, however was later arrested after his DNA was present in a pattern taken from the mare.

Phillip Henry pictured outdoors Margate Magistrates Court docket in 2017. Picture: Ian Scammell/BPM Media (63056178)

He initially denied the cost of sexually penetrating a reside animal, particularly a horse, however admitted the dastardly act when he appeared at Canterbury Crown Court docket in February.

When a choose jailed Henry for eight months on the identical courtroom in the present day, he was heard saying: “Oh, that is not good.”

Opening the case, prosecutor Don Ramble defined: On April 16, 2021, at roughly 4.30pm, Sarah Irons was working at Longhill Livery in Dover.

He seen that one of many horses was lacking and when he appeared across the discipline, that is when he noticed the accused, [who was] he’s not recognized to her.

He was standing behind the horse which was lacking from the others, and so Miss Irons went to research, and after some time she noticed clearly what was happening.

Philip Henry has been jailed for eight months. Photograph: Barry Goodwin

The accused was carrying yellow excessive visibility trousers they usually had been beneath his ankles. He pushed backwards and forwards behind the horse. He did not run away – as a substitute he screamed on the defendant.


She described in her testimony the defendants’ response when she was caught having intercourse with a horse.

He roughly pulled down his trousers, nonetheless uncovered, after which Miss Irons gallantly gave chase and ran in direction of the accused.

Then he began working away. She chased him from a close-by discipline, however he was too quick and managed to flee.

He then alerted the horse’s proprietor, Mr Neil Rix, who had the means to instantly name his vet to attend – particularly so swabs could possibly be taken.

Phillip Henry left Canterbury Crown Court docket in February carrying sun shades and his face lined

Forensic outcomes recovered from the horses’ bays contained the defendants’ DNA, Mr Ramble defined.

The police attended his tackle on July 10 of the identical 12 months, the place they recovered 13.3 grams of hashish.

Mr Rumble mentioned: “The defendant was arrested for possession of hashish and likewise for having intercourse with a horse.

The courtroom heard Betty was not harmed, whereas the tactic Henry used to carry the cob – a breed which might weigh as much as 50 stone – stays unknown.

With a DNA match, officers quickly arrested Henry, who admitted possession of hashish however made no remark in an interview about abusing the horse

“In my judgment there’s generally an offense of such a nature that the courts must mark the disapproval and abhorrence of society. . . .”

So embarrassed was Henrys, he maintained his innocence on the trial and trial preparation listening to, the courtroom heard.

Henry, who continues to be supported by his companion, initially claimed to have despatched his DNA onto the sector, with the horse by accident sitting on it.

This prompted Choose Simon James to precise sturdy views on the matter and recuse himself from future hearings on Henry’s case.

In the meantime, a court-ordered psychiatric report discovered there was no trigger for concern.

Jailing Henry in the present day, Choose Douglas Marks Moore described his actions as “past consideration – reprehensible, disgusting, disgusting.

Phillip Henry was caught having intercourse with a cob horse, much like the man pictured. inventory picture

He added: “In my judgment there’s generally an offense of such a nature that the courts should mark the disapproval and abhorrence of society.

“And in my opinion that is such a case.”

Beforehand, Mr Rix, a former mayor of Dover, advised KentOnline that “sick” Henry must be castrated.

Mr. Rix had purchased Betty for his grandchildren six years in the past.

He mentioned he discovered of the incident after a distressed telephone name from the secure.

Former Dover mayor Neil Rix was taken unwell after his horse was attacked

“She referred to as me and was hysterical,” she defined.

“He mentioned he was checking on the ponies, like we do a couple of instances every day, when he noticed him.

“As she approached him, she realized his trousers had been round his ankles and he was laughing.

“She screamed at him and he walked away wanting unhappy.

“He ran and chased him and we received the police concerned.

“I advised her to take the horse straight to the secure and referred to as the vet, who was there inside 20 minutes.

I advised the vet “I do not care how a lot it prices, I need a correct DNA pattern taken”.

I advised the vet ‘I do not care how a lot it prices, I need a correct DNA pattern taken'”

After Choose Moore sentenced him on Friday, Henry, who wore a blue shirt in courtroom, was heard saying: “Oh, that is not good – I really like you mum.”

Henry, who will stay on the intercourse offenders’ register, pleaded responsible to having intercourse with a reside animal, particularly a horse, which carries a most sentence of two years in jail.

He additionally admitted possession of hashish.

In mitigation, John OConnor, Henry, of Aukland Crescent, mentioned he was getting the complete assist of his mom and stepfather, who attended his sentencing listening to.

They’re having a tough time understanding what occurred two years in the past, he mentioned.

Henry believes he violated the horse after stress at work, whereas affected by grief after the lack of two relations.

Mr OConnor argued that Henry has an actual prospect of rehabilitation whereas being appropriate for unpaid work at weekends.

And he mentioned the defendant would profit from a program designed to assist rehabilitate intercourse offenders, along with his companion additionally eager to attend.

Mr OConnor harassed that if Henry was instantly jailed his companion would battle to make mortgage funds, probably placing her residence in danger.

Urging the choose to droop a spell in custody, he mentioned the character of Henrys work meant there was no motive for him to be close to pastures, stables or horses.

The courtroom heard that Henry has earlier intercourse convictions.

In 2015 he was cautioned by the police after he was caught making indecent photographs of youngsters, together with three Class A – probably the most critical form.

In 2017, he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old woman and a 15-year-old woman, each at school uniforms, inside weeks of one another.

It means Henrys final offense occurred whereas he was on the intercourse offenders register.

Choose Douglas Moore mentioned that if Henry had been handled extra severely for making the unlawful photographs, the 2017 offenses won’t have occurred.

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