A pet cat has been found strangled in Bury St Edmunds.
The animal was found dead on Sunday at the Vinefields area of the town.
The cat, a male black and brown tabby, had not returned home after being let out last Tuesday.
Suffolk Police say the cat had been strangled with gaffer tape wrapped aroud its neck. It had also suffered a deep cut to its neck.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Suffolk Police.