Cat blown up by firework: New appeal for help

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Officers investigating an ‘horrific’ incident which saw a cat blown up by a firework are re-appealing for the public’s help.

The incident, which angered neighbours and animal welfare groups when the Northants Telegraph originally reported it, took place at about 6pm on Saturday, November 10, in Shelley Road, Wellingborough.

The cat was attached to a firework which subsequently exploded.

Investigations into the incident have been continuing since it took place and officers are re-appealing for anyone who may have any information to come forward.

A police spokesperson said: “This was an horrific act of cruelty and we would like to speak to anyone who may have any information regarding it.

“We are convinced that someone other than the offender has knowledge of this incident and we would like to speak to them.

“We would like to thank members of the public who have provided information so far.

“Anyone with information about this incident can call us on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”