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A man appeared before Swansea magistrates this week accused of possessing extreme porn images, including one which allegedly shows "a person performing an act of intercourse with a dead animal, namely a squid."

Or octopus. The reports are not 100 per cent clear.

The Sun reported this week that Andrew Dymond, 46, from Mumbles, Swansea was up before Swansea magistrates charged with possessing "an extreme pornographic image which portrayed in an explicit and realistic way a person performing an act of intercourse with a dead animal, namely a squid, which was grossly offensive, disgusting or of obscene character".

The paper informed us that the animal in question might after all have been an octopus – and that the prosecution were amending the charges accordingly.

Not quite. A spokesman for the Crown Prosecution Service tells us that the charge is now – as it always has been – that Dymond possessed an extreme pornographic image portraying person to animal intercourse. The court schedule, which has very little bearing on the legal issues before the court, lists the animal in question as a dead squid/octopus.

Dymond faces a further nine charges in respect of possessing photographs of people having sex with dogs and horses. He also faces 14 charges of making indecent images of children. He has yet to plead one way or the other: he was committed by magistrates to stand trial at a later date.

He is currently on bail on condition he does not access the internet or have any contact with a child under the age of 16.

The case follows hot on the heels of Welsh Police's efforts to prosecute a man for possessing "Tiger porn" – a charge dismissed by Mold Crown Court when it turned out that a video clip of a woman having sex with a tiger was actually an elaborate CGI-generated joke. ®

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