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Briton faces jail for shooting dead squirrel

Bill Worthington told a court he snapped after squirrels kept taking seeds and bread from the bird table at his home in Bredbury, Cheshire, the Daily Mail reported.

Published: 17th January 2013 07:06 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th January 2013 07:06 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

A 75-year-old retired British civil servant faces jail after he shot a squirrel five times with an air rifle because it was stealing bird food from his garden.

Bill Worthington told a court he snapped after squirrels kept taking seeds and bread from the bird table at his home in Bredbury, Cheshire, the Daily Mail reported.

He caught a grey squirrel in a trap and then shot it twice from point blank range with an air rifle.

Later, on finding that the animal was still alive, he shot it another three times.

Worthington pleaded guilty at a magistrates court in Greater Manchester to charges of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal but said he was provoked by the activities of the squirrels.

He will be sentenced in February. The maximum sentence is six months in jail.



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