‘Sick cretins’ seen kicking hedgehog to death down alley

Two ‘vile’ women were seen kicking a hedgehog down an alley and yelling ‘kick it, drop it, kick the spikey f***’.

The helpless creature crawled into the path of the women and later died from its injuries after a vet reported that there was nothing more that could be done.

West Yorkshire Police’s Wildlife and Rural Crime team are now appealing for witnesses to come forward. The incident occurred on September 10 in Heckmondwike, Yorkshire.

Yorkshire Live reports that the women were heard shouting “kick it, drop it, kick the spikey f***”.

A spokesman for the force stated: “On the 10th of September at about 11pm, two females were seen on a ginnel off Westfield Street, Heckmondwike.

“They were seen to kick at a hedgehog and shout ‘kick it drop it, kick the spikey f@ck’.

“Sadly the vet was unable to save the animal.”

The cruelty has shocked the public, which were quick to vent their anger and sadness on Facebook.

Replying to the force’s appeal for information, one person said: “What is wrong with people hurting animals they must be sick in the head.”

A second said: “I would not be held responsible for my actions if I saw them.

“How on earth can somebody do such a thing to a harmless, defenceless, small, endangered animal.

“Pathetic vile excuse for a human being. Do the police know who these cretins are and will they be held accountable?”

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting crime number 13210467142.

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