EARBY: Man (29) convicted of killing pet cat

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A 29-YEAR-OLD man from Earby has been convicted of killing a cat last September.

Jason Metcalfe, of Kenilworth Drive, admitted picking up the 17-year-old family pet Bonnie by its hind legs and swinging it against a brick wall behind houses on George Street, saying he had been drunk at the time and could not remember it. Metcalfe was committed for sentencing at Burnley Crown Court on April 1st. He had already been sentenced to 36 weeks in prison, suspended for 18 months, after he admitted assaulting a man, causing actual bodily harm just two weeks before killing the cat.