A man has been jailed for having sex with his own dog.
Justin Brazier, 45, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to possession of indecent images of children, possession of extreme pornography and penetration of a live animal.
Today he was sentenced to 24 months in prison at Bolton Crown Court.
On May 10, officers from Greater Manchester Police executed a warrant at Brazier’s home and his computer and DVDs were seized.
Forensic examination revealed videos of extreme pornography and bestiality, including videos of Brazier having sex with his own dog-believed to be a Staffordshire bull terrier.
Our sister publication The Bolton news reported he was arrested and remanded into custody.
Detective Inspector Charlotte Cadden of GMP’s Bolton Borough said: “Brazier committed vile acts of depravity and thankfully he is now behind bars.
“As soon as we became aware of his crimes, we removed the dog from his possession and will now be looking to re-home it.
“The images that were found on his computer were extremely distressing and I would like to pay tribute to the professionalism of the officers involved who worked on this case and needed to view the images as part of enquiries.
“The information which led to Brazier’s arrest and subsequent conviction came largely from community intelligence and I hope the sentence passed will send a clear message that we are prepared to take positive action whenever we receive information like this.”