Grandmother tried to kill kitten with a brick

Shocking footage has emerged of a 'sadistic' grandmother trying to kill her pet kitten with a brick after she trapped it in a wheelie bin.

Pamela Mattinson, 48, was filmed hurling the block into her neighbour's bin at least four times as she tried to kill the terrified animal.

After each impact, Mattinson, dressed all in pink, was captured staring into the bin to examine the state of the screeching cat.

She was confronted by a neighbour before fleeing the scene. She was later arrested after retrieving the cat and making her way to a vet.

Mattinson, who has avoided jail for the 'despicable' assault, claimed she had been trying to 'put it out of its misery' after injuring the cat by accident.

But thankfully, the cat fully recovered, and Mattinson pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering and using threatening behaviour at Bolton Crown Court.

Judge Nicholas Clarke labelled her actions a 'despicable crime' when sentencing her to eight months in prison, suspended for two years, and 180 hours of unpaid work.

He said: 'In my role as a judge I have to deal, unfortunately, with a lot of cases where people are cruel or negligent to an animal.

'In this case, as depicted in the video, you were not cruel nor negligent to an animal. You were trying to kill the cat.

'The nature of the attack, as depicted in the video, was of a most despicable crime.'

Mattinson, from Bolton in Greater Manchester, launched the attack on March 2 this year.

Edmund Potts, prosecuting said: '[The neighbour] was at home when he heard a banging.

'He went to the window and he saw Ms Mattinson in his back garden. Ms Mattinson was picking up a brick and throwing it into the wheelie bin.'

Mattinson later threatened to put through it the neighbour's window when he confronted her.