Tottenham Hotspur's futuristic training complex, near where man allegedly attempted sex with sheep
Tottenham Hotspur\'s futuristic training complex, near where man allegedly attempted sex with sheep

A man tried to have sex with a sheep beside Tottenham Hotspur's training ground while players were taking part in exercises, a court heard.

Paul Lovell, 61, is accused of exposing his genitals in nearby Whitewebbs Lane and "trying to commit a sexual act with a sheep and trying to encourage a sheep to perform a sheep to perform a sexual act," earlier this month.

He has been banned from the area of Enfield where Tottenham's hi-tech training facility is based, while the case continues.

Lovell faces one count of indecent exposure, and one of outraging public decency.

He denied the charges at Highbury Crown Court but could face more than six months in jail if found guilty, after opting for the case to be tried at Wood Green Crown Court.

Fan favourites such as Jermain Defoe and Aaron Lennon, as well as expensive new arrivals such as Paulinho and striker Roberto Soldado, use the luxurious training facility during the week to prepare for Premier League games. It features 15 grass pitches and floodlit artificial pitches.

The club has also created a natural area by planting 150 trees and thousands of plants, as well as a large pond.