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Hunt under way after cat found with nine inch kitchen knife in its back

Police want to track down the person responsible for deliberately stabbing a cat with a large kitchen knife in Swindon.

It was found in Spindle Tree Court, Pinehurst this morning sat amongst bushes, with a knife handle clearly seen sticking out of its back.

The cat was found with a knife clearly visible sticking out of its back

Despite this, the it was still able to move around.

After police caught the cat, it was confirmed that a large, nine inch knife had deliberately been driven through its shoulder.

It would appear that this poor cat has been deliberately stabbed... The knife blade was approximately nine inches long with a two inch brown handle and was dragging along the floor as the cat moved.

– PC Jon Mapson, Wiltshire Police

The cat is currently recovering at the local vet, where it was sedated and the knife was removed.

Unfortunately, the cat is not chipped and police are appealing for help to track down the owner.


'Blood donations are so important, transfusions keep our child alive'

Family share their experience of how blood donations have helped them

The number of people donating blood has fallen dramatically across the region. The blood supplies are essential for the health service to save lives, so a campaign has been launched to find a new generation of blood donors.

Figures released by the NHS Blood and Transplant service show fewer than three per cent of us donate regularly. As Caron Bell reports, the organisation hopes more young people will come forward.

Witness appeal following assault

Police want to speak to these men in connection with an assault Credit: Wiltshire Police

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault that took place in Old Town, Swindon in the early hours of Friday 17th April 2015.

A 30 year old man was seriously assaulted leaving him with lacerations to his head that required 22 stitches. The victim was found by a member of the public in Chandler Close and reported being assaulted by a number of people whilst at a house party.

Police want to speak to these men in connection with an assault Credit: Wiltshire Police

The victim had been in The Sir Daniel Arms some hours before the assault occurred and had met two men in the pub.

The men were unknown to him and the victim recalls leaving the pub with them and ending the evening at a party where it is believed he was assaulted.

The men in the photo are not believed to be suspects in the assault however they may hold vital information and Police are appealing for them to come forward and assist in our enquiries.

Honda investment secures thousands of jobs in Swindon

Honda employs over 3,000 people in Swindon Credit: Tim Ireland/Press Association

Honda is investing over £200 million in a new Civic model - which will be made at the car manufacturer's plant in Swindon.

Over 3,000 people are employed at the factory, which will produce an estimated 120,000 cars a year.

The investment will secure thousands of jobs at the Swindon plant, which saw hundreds of job losses last year.


Lorry hits railway bridge in Swindon

The collision is causing long delays for motorists Credit: @nickinnocent

A lorry has struck a railway bridge on Wootton Bassett Road, blocking the road.

There is currently congestion on the A3102 Wootton Bassett Road to B4553 Tewkesbury Way / B4006 Great Western Way / Mannington Lane (Mannington Roundabout) and on A3102 Wootton Bassett Road to A4289 Kingshill Road / B4289 Westcott Place.

Network Rail says a team of engineers is currently on site assessing whether any damage has been caused.

Man charged after attack on PCSO in Wiltshire

Wiltshire Police have charged a man with assault and battery following an attack on a PCSO in Swindon on Friday 5th December.

Christopher Reynolds, 45, of Crawford Close, Freshbrook, Swindon, has been charged with two counts of assault and one count of battery following the incident in Havelock Square, Swindon.

Christopher Reynolds was granted bail and will appear at Swindon Magistrates Court on Wednesday 31st December 2014.

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