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Coventry woman charged over cat bin dumping

media captionMary Bale was captured on CCTV - she said she could not explain her actions

A woman from Coventry who was filmed dumping a cat in a wheelie bin has been charged with animal cruelty offences.

Mary Bale, of St Michael's Road, has been charged with causing unnecessary suffering to a cat and of not providing the animal with a suitable environment.

The incident happened in August and the RSPCA said it was taking the 45-year-old to court under the Animal Welfare Act of 2006.

She is due to appear before Coventry Magistrates Court on 19 October.

The RSPCA said it had served Ms Bale with a court summons on Sunday.