Guilty: MP's Wife Stole Love Rival's Kitten

An MP's wife has been found guilty of burglary after being caught on CCTV stealing a kitten from the home of her husband's lover.

Jurors took just over five hours to convict Christine Hemming, 53, who snatched the cat three days after separating from Liberal Democrat John Hemming.

Mrs Hemming, who showed no reaction as the verdict was returned at Birmingham Crown Court, will be sentenced next month.

She was bailed to appear at the same court on October 28.

She was seen crawling on all fours in the garden on September 29 last year before entering the house.

Three minutes later she emerged with four-month-old Beauty under her arm. The cat has not been seen since.

She took it from the home of her husband's mistress Emily Cox. The property was bought for Ms Cox by the MP for Birmingham Yardley.