A man who punched, swung and bit a cat in a horrific attack outside Northampton Railway Station is being hunted by police.
The man, who is described as in his 50s with long grey or dark hair, was seen attacking the cat in St Andrew’s Road, behind the station, shortly before 8pm last night (Monday).
It will haunt me for the rest of my life.Charley Keable
A police spokesman said officers were called out to the scene after two calls from members of the public. However, neither the man, who was wearing a black leather jacket and jeans, or the cat could be found.
A woman, who witnessed the attack as she drove past the station, said it was the most “disturbing thing she had ever seen”.
She said: “I witnessed the man, beat, swing, bite and lie on top of a cat. I was beeping and flashing and screaming out of the window. (I was scared to get out) and the man fell to his knees suffocating the cat underneath him.
“I called the police hysterical and they already had a police car on its way.
“God knows how long he’d been doing it to the cat before I saw him, but the poor cat was lifeless when I saw it and that will haunt me for the rest of my life.”
Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the attack or may have any information to call police on 101. Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.