Wirral man beat hedgehog to death with brick
A man beat a hedgehog to death with a brick after a row with his girlfriend.
Liam Aitken, 24, of Wood Lane, Wallasey, Wirral admitted hitting the animal six times until it died on 12 May.
RSPCA inspector Anthony Joynes described it as a "stomach-churning act of cruelty" on a vulnerable animal.
Aitken was given a 12-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months at Wirral Magistrates' Court.
He was also ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work and told to pay £835 costs and a £115 victim surcharge.
He pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to a hedgehog by crushing the... read more
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