#TheList Clive Price, born c. 1957, of 69 Exeter Street, Stafford ST17 4EF – shot a cat out of a tree and clubbed her to death
Clive Price had a gun disguised as a walking stick – described by the judge as “an assassin’s weapon” – among his prohibited firearms. It was found along with a handmade pistol and a silencer during police investigations into the shooting of the cat, Stafford crown court heard on 27/2/12.
Price shot the animal out of a hawthorn tree using an illicit air rifle – because she had been attacking some nesting birds.
He fired the air rifle because he was angry with the cat and having severely injured her, he went and picked her up and killed her either by clubbing her or swinging her against a wall.
Price admitted causing unnecessary suffering to the cat as well as four firearms offences .
Sentencing: 18 weeks in jail, suspended for two years, for the animal cruelty offence. 52 weeks’ imprisonment suspended for two years and 300 hours of unpaid community work for the firearms offences.