An exasperated judge had to tell off jury members after they would not stop laughing at a man accused of bestiality.

Jury members were reportedly in fits of giggles as they were told how a man tried to bugger a sheep after he could not get a cow to felate him just yards from Tottenham's training ground.

Paul Lovell allegedly committed the sexual act or acts with animals near to the Spurs training ground in north London last September, the Evening Standard reported.

Sniggering could be heard from the jury panel while details of Lovell's alleged offences were described at Wood Green Crown Court.

"I well understand that there are aspects of it [this case] that are unusual and amusing," said Judge James Patrick.

"If you do find the case particularly funny, if you can try to get over your laughter over lunch that would be great," he added.

Lovell was seen by a young couple picnicking 250 yards away who claim to have seen him "laying on the floor, taking his shorts off" near a line of trees before committing the sex crimes.

The couple took photos of him on a mobile phone which are due to be presented at his trial.

The 61-year-old from Enfield appeared at Wood Green Crown Court yesterday where prosecutors dropped a charge of indecent exposure due to a lack of evidence.

However prosecutor Robert Hutchinson changed the wording of a second charge of "outraging public indecency" to include "fellatio with a cow."

He is currently on bail on condition he does not return to Whitewebbs Lane or Archers Wood in Enfield, north London, where it is claimed he carried out the animal sex attacks on September 4.

The trial continues.