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Christine Hemming handed suspended prison term for kitten theft

PUBLISHED October 28, 2011

MP's wife who snatched cat from mistress's home given community service and told to pay ?1,000 costs An MP's wife has been given a nine-month suspended jail sentence for snatching a kitten from the home of her husband's mistress. Christine Hemming, 53, from Moseley, Birmingham, was convicted of burglary by a jury at the city's crown court last month. She was captured on CCTV stealing a four-month-old tabby from the home of Emily Cox, the long-term lover of the Liberal Democrat John Hemming. Hemming was told her sentence would be suspended for 12 months. She was also ordered to complete 150 hours of unpaid community work, and pay costs of ?1,000. She made no comment as she left the court after the hearing. Crime Liberal Democrats Animal welfare House of Commons © 2011 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds