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York Man Sentenced in Hamster Frying Case

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3:50pm 7th March 2013

A man from York's pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to a hamster.

James White of Popes Head Court told magistrates in Selby the hamster was dead before he put it into a hot frying pan.

But he pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to an adult female Syrian hamster.

The 21 year old has to do 120 hours unpaid work, pay a thousand pounds in costs and is banned from keeping animals for eight years.

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