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Danger hog

A MAN in New Zealand is due to be heard in court on April 17, following charges that he used a hedgehog as a weapon.

A senior police sergeant said that the 27-year-old man, William Singalargh, had hurled the hedgehog around five meters at a 15-year-old boy, causing a large, red welt and several puncture marks.

It was unclear whether the hedgehog was still alive when it was thrown at the boy, though it was dead when collected as evidence.

The police spokesman said the suspect was arrested “for assault with a weapon, namely the hedgehog.” If convicted, Mr Singalargh could face up to five years

in prison.

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