Hertfordshire police are searching for the person who shot and beheaded a pet cat in its owners' back garden in Watford. The 10 year-old tabby called Jess was killed during the weekend. Hertfordshire Police said the owners were "extremely distraught" .
Chancellor George Osborne's pet cat Freya was hit by a car last night.
A Downing Street spokeswoman has said the wandering feline, who went missing earlier this year, was not seriously injured in accident.
It is unclear where the incident happened or whose car was involved.
The news came as cat enthusiasts around the globe celebrated World Cat Day.
In May, the cat was chauffeur-driven back home after turning up frightened and lost in Vauxhall where she was found by homelessness outreach worker Kate Jones who identified her from the tag on her collar.
London's first cat cafe is set to open this Saturday.
Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium, which raised much of its backing through internet crowdfunding, made the announcement in a YouTube message today.
Its website soon crashed under the pressure from those wanting to make bookings.
The venue, on Bethnal Green Road, invites customers "kick back and relax with a cup of tea and spend time in the soothing company of our purring feline friends."