A man who attacked a teenage boy with a hedgehog has been fined by a New Zealand court.
William Singalargh, 27, had asked his victim if he wanted to "wear a hedgehog helmet" before hurling the animal at the 15-year-old on 9 February.
Police said the boy was hit in the leg, causing a large, red welt and puncture marks in the confrontation the North Island city of Whakatane.
Singalargh was convicted of assault and offensive behaviour. . . .
It was unclear whether the hedgehog was still alive when it was thrown, though police said it was dead when collected as evidence.