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Two yobs, 11 and 12, went on rampage that killed more than 20 animals | UK | News

Two yobs, 11 and 12, went on rampage that killed more than 20 animals | UK | News

Two boys have been sentenced for animal cruelty after more than 20 animals were killed at a college. The youngsters, aged 11 and 12, had previously admitted causing £10,000 of criminal damage to property and unnecessary suffering to animals after rabbits, snakes and birds were killed in west London on February 24. Both were ordered to pay £200 in compensation, for which their parents will be liable, during their sentencing at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Youth Court on Thursday (April 18). Magistrate Lynn Green told the boys: “This is your crime, this is your punishment, not your parents. You must do something to pay them back… Whatever they ask you to do.” In the 30-minute hearing, Ms Green gave both boys a community sentence and told them they had only avoided time in prison because of their age and the fact they were not persistent offenders. She told them in her sentencing remarks: “It’s horrific what you’ve done, absolutely horrific.” Ms Green, referring to CCTV of the boys’ crimes, said: “We didn’t want to see the video. …