#TheList Tyler Perkins of Wherstead Road, Ipswich IP2 – stabbed hedgehog to death
A support worker saw Perkins stab the hedgehog three times in his back garden in the early hours of September 9, 2016.
At 2am Perkins went outside for a cigarette with his support worker but a rustling noise caused by the hedgehog disturbed him.
He went back inside and grabbed something from the kitchen work surface before running into the garden again.
The worker said she then saw Perkins stab the hedgehog once with a knife, before stabbing it twice more with a frenzied action.
He then attempted to throw the hedgehog over his neighbour’s fence.
The teenager, who had been drinking, had become angry with the animal after he saw it going near his bike.
RSPCA inspector Jason Finch, who was called to Perkins’ flat after the attack, said when he saw what had happened he was horrified.
“The hedgehog would have suffered horrendously before it died,” he said.
“Hedgehogs are in decline and acts like this do not help”.
Sentence: 18-month community order with a 15 day rehabilitation activity requirement; total £385 costs and charges; banned from keeping animals for 10 years (expires January 2027).