Kent

Man charged with theft of Wingham Wildlife Park meerkat

Owner Anthony Binskin with the park's four remaining meerkats
Image caption The wildlife park, near Canterbury, was left with four remaining meerkats

A teenager has been charged with the theft of a meerkat from a wild animal park in Kent.

Kent Police said the 19 year old had been charged with the theft of the animal from Wingham Wildlife Park near Canterbury on 29 December.

It was later found dead in a dog waste bin in Sandwich after a member of the public reported seeing it hit by a car.

Police said the teenager was due to appear at Folkestone Magistrates Court on 11 May.

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