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Ian O'Doherty: Yes, she's despicable but, hey, go easy on the hate campaign

Published 27/08/2010 | 05:00

It was the footage that shocked everyone who saw it -- a seemingly charming old lady stops to pet a cat -- and then hurls the creature into a green bin before scuttling away.

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When Stephanie Andrews-Mann, the cat's owner, placed the CCTV footage on YouTube it quickly went viral -- who was this mysterious, cat-dumping whack job?

It quickly emerged that the villain was a Church-going, 45-year-old bank worker -- hardly the kind of person you would expect to engage in an act of spontaneous animal cruelty.

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