Share this article Share 'Meanwhile, downstairs in the lounge, Mrs Thacker could hear things going on upstairs. She heard the defendant rummaging around. Mrs Thacker became curious and she went upstairs. Saunders, pictured leaving court with an unknown woman, had been kicked out of his house following an argument with his girlfriend and had sought out sympathy at his ex-wife's home The jury was told Saunders claims he was in the bed with the dog, but denies trying to have sex with it.
Following his arrest Saunders provided police with a sample from his genitals and forensic examinations showed the DNA of a dog was found, Mr Abbott told the court. But he also asked them to think about where the DNA had been found on Saunders' penis. Giving evidence, Ms Thacker, who was married to Saunders from to , told the court the incident left her in 'utter shock'. Ms Thacker, who owns a male boxer as well as the bull mastiff dog, said her ex-husband turned up at her house at about 1.
I presumed that she'd been seeing someone else. The jury was told Saunders claims he was in the bed with the dog, but denies trying to have sex with it file picture She said: She told the court: I then looked round again. He was having intercourse with her. She wasn't even moving. He jumped off the dog and laid down and just said he was tired.
But in cross-examination it was suggested to the court that it was Saunders who spurned Ms Thacker's advances that night. Miss Jenkins went on: It was out of spite you made this complaint. Mrs Thacker told the court: It's been a long, hard year and a half, but I stick to what I saw. Share or comment on this article: Most watched News videos.