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Missing cat returns after eight years on the run

Leslie Corbett reunited with Jesse, who was missing for eight years. Credit: SWNS

A cat has been reunited with its owner after going missing for eight years.

Jesse was 18 months old when he bolted out of his cat box on the way to the vets near Mow Cop on the Staffordshire-Cheshire border in 2006.

Owner Leslie Corbett put up missing cat posters and searched the area for days but eventually gave up hope of a return.

But last month the vet telephoned Mrs Corbett to say that Jesse, who had been microchipped, was found "hanging around" nearby.

"We have absolutely no idea where he's been," she told the BBC. "All we know is he's happy and healthy."

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