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Cat owner fined for drowning his pet after she fell ill

A man who killed his pet cat by drowning her in a bucket of water has been fined and sentenced to a community order.

David Streeter took the pet into his garden in Crawley in West Sussex, and held her under water rather than taking her to the vet when she fell ill.

Credit: RSPCA

There is no doubt this poor tabby's sad last days were full of pain and discomfort. Firstly, she was left to suffer in a poorly state without any veterinary treatment for at least three weeks. Then, rather than take the cat to a vet where she may have received treatment to resolve her health issues, her owner took the decision to kill her in a completely inhumane way. Being held under the water like this is a horrible way for an animal to die. There is absolutely no excuse for such callous treatment of an animal he was responsible for.

– Andrew Kirby, RSPCA

Pictures released of suicide bomb Briton suspect

Pictures of a man suspected to be Britain's first suicide bomber in Syria have emerged showing him looking relaxed and smiling with local children.

The images were sent by Abdul Waheed Majeed, 41, from Syria to his family in the Langley Green area of Crawley, West Sussex.

Undated family handout photo of Abdul Waheed Majeed, thought to be the first British suicide bomber in Syria Credit: PA

In one picture, he is seen wearing pink Minnie Mouse-style ears while he cuddles a child. In another, he is pictured kneeling surrounded by children as they give the peace sign.

The pictures were taken at a refugee camp on the Turkey/Syria border, according to Arif Syed, 59, a community leader in Crawley, where Majeed was born.

Undated family handout photo of Abdul Waheed Majeed Credit: PA

Officials have not confirmed the identity of the bomber amid reports that a UK jihadi, who used the name Abu Suleiman al-Britani, carried out the bombing.

Undated family handout photo of Abdul Waheed Majeed Credit: PA


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Anti-terror police at home of alleged Syria bomber

A police officer stands outside a property in Martyrs Avenue, Langley Green, West Sussex,

Anti-terror police are searching a house in Crawley, West Sussex, amid claims that a Briton staged a suicide bomb attack on a prison in Syria, last week.

He is believed to be 41-year-old Abdul Waheed Majeed, ITV News understands.

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