Shocking moment neighbour throws kitten into the air

This is the shocking moment a kitten was flung at its owner's front door by a neighbour furious that it kept coming into her garden.

CCTV cameras captured April Hawes, 38, throwing eight-month-old Shadow 25-feet across a road while shouting: "I'm going to knock her out."

The terrified animal landed on the pavement and suffered soft tissue damage.

Hawes appeared at King's Lynn magistrates, in Norfolk on Friday where she admitted picking up the cat and flinging it at her neighbour's home.

The court heard she had entered a guilty plea to causing suffering to a protected animal at an earlier hearing.

The court was shown the disturbing video footage in which Hawes can also be heard screaming that she hoped the owners Kevin Yarham, 33, and his partner Sophie Baker, 26, could see it on CCTV.

The court heard Hawes was annoyed that cats kept coming into her home. But in an interview, Hawes said she did not wish to cause the pet harm and was remorseful for her actions.

Mr Yarham added: "Shadow was scenting near her house. Cats do what they do, they are animals that explore and they're free roaming."

"She just picked him up an threw him as he was scenting - I have no idea why she did this."

Magistrates sentenced Hawes to a 12-month community order with 30 days' rehabilitation activity. She was also ordered to pay £85 in costs and a victim surcharge of £85.

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