Looks inordinately pleased with himself, doesn't he?
Zuriel Hutson, 21, was caught with a Marmoset monkey in a small cage during a raid on his Highbury home in October last year.
The primate – sometimes kept as a designer pet - was malnourished and dirty, and would have died if she had not been saved, an expert found.In case you were thinking this might be his only crime...
Hutson is currently serving a two-and-a-half year prison sentence for a spree of mobile phone robberies last November. He and an accomplice rode on a moped around several London boroughs snatching phones from unsuspecting pedestrians. With police hot on their tales, the pair weaved in and out of traffic while driving the wrong way along the M11 at 90mph in a bid to escape.
Hutson was ultimately captured and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to steal and dangerous driving. He denied the animal cruelty charge but was found guilty by magistrates following a short trial.The mind boggles.