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Police investigating disappearance of seven cats from small Welsh village

A total of seven cats have gone missing from the area

Police are investigating the bizarre disappearance of several cats from a small village in north Wales.

North Wales Police's Rural Crime Team tweeted an appeal for information over the strange events in Rachub near Bethesda.

Seven cats have gone missing from the village, and another is reported to have had some teeth removed, according to officers.

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The Rural Crime Team first posted a photograph of a cat called Loki on Twitter.

They said: "We have received reports of cats going missing from Rachub. "This is Loki who hasn't been seen since 19th September.

"It could be innocent. Any info?"

Loki has been missing since 19 September

They later added another image of a second cat which had gone missing from the same street, but cats continued to go missing in the village.

On Wednesday, the team wrote on Twitter: "We now have a total of seven cats go missing from a small part of Rachub.

"There is an unsubstantiated report of a cat turning up with its canine teeth removed. Does anyone have any info?"

The incident comes just months after the Metropolitan Police closed an investigation into reports of mutilated cats in Croydon and the surrounding area.

Scotland Yard said injuries inflicted on cats were "likely to be the result of predation or scavenging by wildlife on cats killed in vehicle collisions". Foxes are believed to be behind some of the mutilations.

Anybody with any information is asked to call police on 101. The RSPCA have been approached for comment.