Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 8°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Ipswich/Kesgrave: Bandmates make donation to RSPCA after drummer admitted engaging in sexual activity with a horse and a dog

15:38 06 August 2014

Drummer has been kicked out of band

Drummer has been kicked out of band

Archant

An Ipswich band who sacked its drummer over animal bestiality plans to make a donation to charity.

shares

Disgraced qualified vet Oliver Lown, from Kesgrave, was struck off by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) earlier in the week after he engaged in sexual activity with a horse and dog and then boasted about it online.

And now, Lown’s former punk band, The 4130s, have vowed to re-record their latest album and donate the profits to the RSPCA.

The band recently recorded their second album One For The Road but have announced that they have parted ways with Lown following his offences and will re-record the album with a new drummer.

Posting on Facebook The 4130s said: “We have decided to re-record the new album.

“Copies of the first album we have and the second album we will soon be getting will still be sold and all the money will be donated to the RSPCA.

“If any good from the recent ongoings can happen, we truly hope it’s this.”
Lown had already been taken to court after being caught in Kesgrave with “extreme” pornography involving people and animals.

He was struck off by the RCVS after hearing that, in addition to the porn offences for which he was given a conditional discharge, he also engaged in sexual activity with a horse and dog and then boasted about it online.

The RCVS say he admitted at a Yorkshire court seven charges of possessing the material in September 2011.

However, when he came before the RCVS disciplinary panel in London, as well as this conviction, he was also accused of engaging between April 1, 2009, and June 25, 2009, in sexual activity with animals.

And, in summer 2011 he was said to have engaged in written communication via a computer messaging system in which he made reference to his own sexual activity with animals and/or his interest in the same.

An RSPCA spokesman confirmed to NME that they would be happy to accept money from the band, stating: “As a charity that relies entirely on donations from the public we are always extremely grateful to hear people are fundraising to help improve the welfare of animals.”

shares

2 comments

  • That's very charitable of the band, good on you! However, just a bit of constructive criticism after listening to the band for the first time... The drummer may not be the only one that you might want to get rid of, seriously, the lead vocals suck... just saying!

    Report this comment

    zebedee

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

  • Somehow it just HAD to be the drummer, didn't it?

    Report this comment

    beerlover

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

The scene of a thatch fire in Stoke-by-Nayland

A picturesque country cottage is still standing today despite a fire ripping through its thatched roof.

An Abellio Greater Anglia train

Rail services between London Liverpool Street and Norwich have been cancelled after a train fault at Diss.

Ipswich Town v Arsenal  FA Cup Final at Wembley 1978 - 

Kevin Beattie and Allan Hunter

It is an impassioned debate which never fails to invigorate the East Anglian derby.

Colchester Half-Marathon. Starting and finishing at Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Competitors braved the dismal morning weather today to take part in the Colchester Half Marathon.

The scene after the thatched roof fire in Stoke by Nayland - Picture credit - Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service

Ten fire crews tackled a thatched roof blaze in a Suffolk village overnight.

Sir John French: a colourful character and respected soldier

We’ve heard about the Suffolk men who fought at the battle of Neuve Chapelle.

Ipswich Crown Court

A 19-year old man who met up with a 13-year-old girl and exchanged text messages with her despite being given a police caution for kissing her several months earlier has been sentenced to 21 months youth detention.

St Edmundsbury Cathedral overlooking colourful displays in the Abbey Gardens

Suffolk’s most important religious building has been awarded a £300,000 Government grant to pay for urgent roof repairs.

Josephine Murphy

An 86-year-old woman who had gone missing from Clacton has been found safe and well

Aftermath of a barn fire in Holton.

A television antiques expert has appealed for help rebuilding his eco-friendly arts centre in Suffolk after a major blaze destroyed the historic sawmill that was to be its showroom and workshops.

Most read

Topic pages