Horse-sex case man dies after 'heart attack'
A 59-YEAR-OLD man who faced charges of having sex with a horse has died.
Peter Coulby collapsed at his Ilkeston home on Wednesday following a suspected heart attack.
He had been due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court later that day.
A spokesman for Bhatia Best Solicitors, which represented Mr Coulby, said he died on Wednesday night.
The cause of death has yet to be confirmed.
In a statement, a Bhatia Best spokesman said: "We can confirm, sadly, he passed away on Wednesday night.
"We believe he died at the Queen's Medical Centre.
"Our sympathies go out to his family."
Mr Coulby, of Hillingdon Drive, was due to face four charges of having intercourse with a living animal between February 1 and June 6 last year.
He was also due to face four counts of possessing extreme pornography on June 5.
The spokesman from Bhatia Best said Mr Coulby had never been convicted under the charges he faced and proceedings against him were at the plea and directions stage.
The case is due to be mentioned at Nottingham Crown Court today.
A spokesman for the Crown Prosecution Service confirmed the case against Mr Coulby would now be discontinued.
At the court on Wednesday, Mr Coulby's barrister told the judge that his client's condition was serious and that he may not live.
The charges followed police being called to a property in Breaston Lane, Risley, on June 6 following reports of a man acting suspiciously in a field.