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Football fan club boss avoids jail over hundreds of extreme animal porn pictures

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Philip Gardiner. A 'LONELY' former chairman of a Worcester City FC supporters group had hundreds of 'disgusting' animal porn images on his mobile phone. See SWNS story SWMDporn. Philip Gardiner admitted possession of 208 extreme pornographic images which all concerned bestiality and was sentenced at Worcester Crown Court on Monday, with the judge describing the case as a 'humiliation'. Amanda O'Mara, prosecuting, said Gardiner, 55, had sent a 28-second movie involving a dog and an adult female to a man in Wales.
Philip Gardiner didn’t realise the bestiality pictures and movies have been unlawful (Picture: SWNS)

The former chairman of a soccer supporters group has been spared a jail sentence after he was caught with hundreds of pornographic pictures of animals.

Philip Gardiner, 55, had 208 extreme images and movies involving bestiality on his cell phone.

Worcester Crown Court heard they included movies of a lady abusing a canine in addition to different images that includes ladies and horses.

Gardiner, who ran a Worcester City FC supporters group, admitted possessing the photographs however prevented a jail sentence.

Instead, he has been given a 12-month neighborhood order with 12 rehabilitation exercise requirement days. A choose stated the case had ‘been a humiliation’.

Judge Robert Juckes QC stated the case was restricted to possession of a ‘relatively small’ quantity of pictures and due to this fact didn’t cross the custody threshold.

He added: ‘I recognise that most individuals discover this sort of pornography disgusting nevertheless it doesn’t fall into the identical bracket as indecent pictures of youngsters.

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‘It would be wrong in principle to pass a custodial sentence.’

Amanda O’Mara, prosecuting, stated Gardiner had despatched a 28-second bestiality film to a person in Wales.

He was recognized consequently and his cell phone was examined by police.

The prosecutor stated Gardiner chatted on-line with different adults however was a lonely man after each his mother and father had handed away. At some level he was despatched an specific picture on-line.

Miss O’Mara stated: ‘He said he liked it and then continued to download more.’

Gardiner advised police that different inaccessible pictures have been despatched to him with out him requesting them and he deleted them.

Emily Heggadon, defending, advised the court docket he labored as a self-employed gardener with a stable consumer base and a small circle of buddies.

She stated: ‘He’s a fairly lonely man and fairly reclusive. He has not misplaced a single consumer regardless of him disclosing the offences.’

Gardiner had not recognized possession of these sorts of pictures was a prison offence and he ‘equated it with adult pornography’, the lawyer stated.

Alongside his neighborhood order, Gardiner was ordered to pay £425 court docket prices, an £85 sufferer surcharge and was made to destroy the cell phone containing the photographs.

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