Andrew Perkin sentenced for St Erth cat shooting

Andrew Perkin Andrew Perkin was found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering

A man who shot a cat at close range with an air rifle has been given a suspended jail sentence.

Andrew Perkin, 41, of Boscarnek, St Erth, Cornwall, was found guilty at an earlier hearing of causing unnecessary suffering to the cat, which died an hour after being shot last September.

The RSPCA said the stray cat would have suffered a painful death.

Perkin was jailed for 24 weeks, suspended for two years, at Truro Magistrates' Court.

He was also ordered to pay £4,000 costs.

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