#TheList Serena Ferguson, born 27/03/1983, of 5 Sealham Road, Witney OX29 7XU – filmed herself pouring thick bleach into her partner’s tropical fish tank and goaded him as the fish died
Mother-of-five Reynoldson was furious that boyfriend Jonathan Fitzpatrick had left her to deal with their children and family pets after an alleged affair.
She filmed herself pouring the poisonous substance into a tank belonging to Mr Fitzpatrick on 9 January 2018 and sent him the video as a WhatsApp message.
In the video Reynoldson can be seen holding an open bottle labelled thick bleach.
She says: “Seeing as it’s okay for you to have your hobbies but I can’t have mine, bleach right in there.”
She then pours the bleach into the tank, saying “eat it, drink it, good” as the fish swim towards the chemical adding: “die, die, die.”
Reynoldson continued: “If I can’t have no hobbies or a life you can’t have them and I’m not paying for it.”
She proceeds to taunt her ex-boyfriend as the fish start to float to the surface of the water calling him ‘selfish’ as she continues to add bleach from a second bottle.
Mr Fitzpatrick called police after the incident and the RSPCA were called in.
Reynoldson admitted a charge of causing unnecessary suffering to protected animals.
Investigating RSPCA inspector Andy Eddy said: “It’s shocking that the fish were killed during this deliberate vengeful intentional act.
“These fish would have suffered needlessly because of the levels of chlorine and ammonia being poured in the water by Serena Reynoldson.
“There is never an excuse for such heartless and unpleasant behaviour, or for showing such a lack of empathy towards any animal by behaving in this way.”
18-week suspended prison sentence; £415 in court costs; banned from keeping fish for life.