Police in Northampton are hunting for a man who subjected a cat to a horrendous attack outside the town's railway station last night.
Members of the public reported to officers that they saw the man "throwing the animal around and lying on top of it."
The assault happened on Black Lion Road shortly before 8pm last night (March 2).
The man is described as being in his 50s and 60s with long grey or dark hair. He was wearing a black leather jacket and jeans.
Police say that there has been no trace of either the man or the cat since the attack.
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An animal welfare charity in Warwickshire says the number of dog attacks on horses is rising.
The British Horse Society has dealt with more than 80 attacks on horses in the Midlands since 2010.
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Teams have been working to clear a section of Birmingham's canal network of fish - as they drain the water to fix a suspected leak.
The area of the Gas Street Basin just behind the Mailbox has been closed off while work takes place. Lee Comley reports.
Teams from the Canal and River Trust have been working to rescue a section of Birmingham's canal network of fish.
The fish are being moved to deeper water in order for the section to be drained and enable repair teams to fix a suspected leak.
Workers have been methodically sweeping the area with a small electric current which safely stuns the fish and allows them to be more easily collected.
Jimmy Pierce from the Vegan Society told ITV News today that the badger cull is 'ineffective, inhumane and entirely unnecessary.'
The Vegan Society are asking people to cut out dairy from their diet to remove the demand for cows milk and stop the need for badger culling.
Hundred of protesters gathered in Birmingham city centre today to protest against planned badger culls.
The protesters gathered in Centenary Square, outside the annual conference of the National Farmers' Union (NFU). The NFU says badger culling is necessary to stop the spread of disease in dairy cows, but the protesters disagree.
They want the government to put a stop to badger culling altogether.