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Cat lost at Dubai Airport is finally home in Northampton

Dinky the cat Credit: ITV Anglia

Dinky the cat is finally settling in to life in Northamptonshire after being lost at Dubai Airport for more than two months.

He was meant to be moving back to the UK with his owners, Ian and Sue Lees but when they landed at Gatwick his cage was empty.

Now, they've been reunited after a social media campaign to find him.

Dinky was found at a rescue centre in Dubai. It is believed he escaped at the airport.

Click below to watch Sarah Byrd's report


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Family 'devastated' after pet cat is mutilated, killed and left metres from their front door

Another cat found dead in Northampton was dismembered and left outside its owners’ house, police have said.

15-year-old Topsy was last seen on Wednesday (6 September) evening by her family at their home in Brookfield Road, Kingsley.

On Thursday morning her mutilated body was found in a carrier bag left on the path outside their front door.

It is the third similar incident in the area under two weeks. Another family were devastated when their two cats were killed the week before. One was found after being set on fire and the other, Rusty, found also dismembered.

Rusty was also found dead on its owners' property. Credit: Northamptonshire Police.

A similar incident happened in the area at the end of August and we know this latest offence will cause concern among pet owners.

Topsy’s owners are understandably devastated at the loss of their beloved pet and I would urge anyone who may have seen anything suspicious, or have any information about who may have committed either of these offences, to contact police on 101.

– PC Cooper
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