Christine Hemming with the cat (pictures courtesy CPS)
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MP John Hemming's wife filmed stealing a kitten

The wife of Liberal Democrat MP John Hemming has been found guilty of burglary after taking a kitten from the home of her husband's lover.

Christine Hemming, 53, was filmed on CCTV removing the kitten, called Beauty, from the Birmingham home of Emily Cox last year.

Jason Pegg, of West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service, said Christine Hemming was caught on film stealing something precious.

  • 30 Sep 2011
  • From the section UK