Man tried to drown Dipsy while tipsy

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A MAN tried to drown a six-week-old kit­ten in his kitchen sink af­ter a drunken row with his girl­friend.

Craig Fran­cis Smith ( above), 52, would have suc­ceeded if his ex part­ner not man­aged to grab the kit­ten, called Dipsy, from the beast.

A court heard Smith had saved the kit­ten’s mother six weeks ear­lier and the cat had given birth to kit­tens.

But af­ter an evening of drink­ing, he and his part­ner ar­gued af­ter she ac­cused him of car­ing more for the cats than her.

He then grabbed the kit­ten, telling her, “I’m go­ing to get rid of them. I’m go­ing to drown them now”.

He then tried to drown it in the kitchen sink.

Smith pleaded guilty on the day of his trial at Hull Mag­is­trates’ Court to caus­ing un­nec­es­sary suf­fer­ing to a pro­tected an­i­mal.

Smith has been fined £110 and was or­dered to pay a £15 vic­tims’ sur­charge and £450 court costs.

He was also banned from hav­ing con­trol or own­er­ship of any an­i­mals for five years.

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