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Northamptonshire Police say two people who witnessed a cat being blown up by a firework have been left distressed.
Police have launched an investigation after a cat had a firework strapped to its back and was blown up.
It was reported by a woman who saw the incident with her daughter on Shelley Road in Wellingborough early on Saturday evening (10 November).
A force spokeswoman said the cat's owner, who lives in the street, has been told about what happened.
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Northamptonshire Police are appealing for witnesses following the death of a cat.
Police were called after a woman and her daughter saw a cat with a firework attached to it, which then exploded.
The cat died immediately.
The incident happened on Shelley Road in Wellingborough early on Saturday evening (November 10th).
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