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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



Man stabbed multiple times in 'serious' condition

Police search football pitch for clues after man stabbed multiple times Credit: ITV News

A man is in a 'serious' condition in hospital after he was found with multiple stab wounds in the early hours of this morning (June 20).

Police are appealing for witnesses after they received reports of a man stumbling outside an address close to the Mill Lane-Nene Way junction in Kings Heath.

Northamptonshire Police said the victim had suffered multiple stab wounds to the chest, back and abdomen and was taken to Northampton General Hospital.

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