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Man with cow manure fetish jailed for five years

A man with a cow slurry fetish has been jailed for five years after threatening to kill a family who tried to stop him targeting their farm.

David Truscott, 43, repeatedly rolled around naked in a cow slurry and developed an obsession with a farm in Redruth, Cornwall.

David Truscott who has cow slurry fetish has been jailed for five years Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police/PA Wire

Exeter Crown Court heard that Truscott, formerly of Camborne, Cornwall, targeted the property over an eight-year period to indulge in his bizarre fetish.

Truscott, who was jailed in 2005, 2009 and 2011 for his actions at the farm, repeatedly set fire to their shed, tractor, enclosures and hay - killing a calf in one blaze. He was handed an extended sentence of 10 years following psychiatric reports.

Judge Philip Wassall said Truscott, who has autism spectrum disorder, would spend the first five years of his prison sentence receiving hospital treatment.