Devon

Dawlish man put cat in microwave to film it

Colin Sherlock
Image caption Colin Sherlock pleaded guilty to putting the cat in a microwave oven, tumble drier and freezer

A man from Devon has pleaded guilty to subjecting a cat to mental and physical torture.

Colin Sherlock, 44, from Third Avenue, Dawlish, admitted confining the animal in a microwave oven and a tumble drier and turning them on.

At Torquay Magistrates Court, Sherlock also admitted putting the cat in a freezer and filming it on his mobile phone which Teignmouth RSPCA saw.

The tabby cat, which survived, is now being cared for at a RSPCA shelter.

Sherlock will be sentenced at the court on 5 November.

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