Sheffield man denies possessing illegal pornographic image of man performing oral sex with a fish

A Sheffield man has denied possessing an illegal, extreme pornographic image of a man performing oral sex with a fish.

Friday, 29th March 2019, 8:25 am
Updated Monday, 1st April 2019, 11:19 am

Danny Mullen, aged 28, of Donovan Road, Southey, was approached by police in Eyam, in the Derbyshire Dales, on January 3 for a separate matter when police seized and checked his mobile phone.

Prosecuting solicitor Rosanna McDaid told Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court the device was taken for further examination.

Ms McDaid added that it is claimed there was footage of oral penetration of a live fish by a male on the phone which she claimed is classed as extreme pornography.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Bio fish - (CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

Mullen pleaded not guilty to possessing an extreme pornographic image which portrayed, in an explicit and realistic way, a person performing oral sex with a live animal, namely a fish, and which was grossly offensive, disgusting or otherwise of an obscene character.

Defence solicitor Geoff Fleming told the court Mullen’s defence will be that the image concerned was not pornographic.

The court heard the footage in question is a video image lasting about ten seconds.

Magistrates adjourned the case until June 11 for trial.

Mullen was released on unconditional bail.