A SOUTH Derry man is to stand trial accused of behaving in an indecent manner with a horse.
Robert McLaughlin (64), of Sunnyside Drive, Maghera, is alleged to have committed an act of a lewd, obscene and disgusting nature and outraging public decency with the animal on May 17 last year.
McLaughlin, who stood in the dock with the aid of a walking stick, spoke only to confirm that he had no objection to the holding a preliminary enquiry.
He was returned for trial, on personal bail of £500, at Londonderry Crown Court, for arraignment on April 16 when he appeared at Magherafelt Magistrates Court.
Mr Stephen Atherton, solicitor, appeared for McLaughlin.