‘I’d had it since I was a baby’

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was de­voted hard- shelled her life.

So when Her­cules met his Maker, Poppy had his shell pol­ished and pre­served and kept the me­mento in her kitchen. to pal her all

But Her­cules’ revered me­mory was tar­nished when Poppy came into the kitchen last week and found boyfriend Lee Spen­der, 25, scoff­ing break­fast ce­real out of the dead tor­toise’s shell.

Pri­mary school teacher Poppy said: “I screamed at the c** t – ‘ What the F** K are you do­ing?! That’s Her­cules!’ Poor Lee won­dered what on earth was wrong. so he knew he’d done wrong.

“In the end I for­gave him though, as I love the daft twat.”

Lee told Sun­day Sport: “I had no idea it was her dead tor­toise’s shell. I was a bit hung over and bleary when I went down for my brekkie and I couldn’t find any clean bowls. I se­ri­ously thought it was just a bowl.”

Poppy washed out the shell with Swar­fega and has now mounted it on a piece of ma­hogany to pre­vent more mishaps.

Coco Pops were re­cently slammed by anti- food cam­paign­ers and the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment is set to ban the treat from school break­fasts.

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