#TheList Harry Thompson, born 19/09/2001, of Burton Road, Woodville, Swadlincote DE11 – put a cat inside a washing machine overnight until she suffocated; laughed about what he had done
Thompson appeared at the youth court at North Staffordshire Justice Centre where he admitted causing unnecessary suffering to the cat, known as Squeak.
The court was told the next day when the cat was found dead there was “hilarity and mocking” from Thompson.
The court heard that between November 12 and November 14, 2018, at a house in Jennings Way, Burton, Thompson caused unnecessary suffering to Squeak by throwing her and placing her in a washing machine.
Magistrates noted that Thompson’s actions would have caused the cat prolonged suffering.
Sentencing: four-month detention training order – half to be spent in custody and the other under supervision. Ordered to pay £230 compensation and charges. Banned from owning animals for five years.