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Docile Cathedral cat accused of attacking dogs like a 'lion'

A resident cat at Wells Cathedral which is so popular it inspired a children's book has been accused of turning feral and attacking dogs.

Ginger tomcat Louis was bought ten years ago to protect the 12th century building from mice and the 17-year-old can normally be found fast asleep in a basket in the gift shop.

But over recent months the usual docile moggy has come under heavy criticism after a number of locals reported seeing him lash out at dogs near the Cathedral.

Louis has reportedly been attacking dogs Credit: ITV News

The owner of one attacked dog claims to have suffered multiple injuries after their pet, Millie, bolted in a bid to escape the cat's wrath.

They described Louis as "dangerous" and said the cat went for Millie's head like "a wild lion in the jungle" outside the Present Company shop in the Market Place, Wells.

Louis popularity has resulted in his own merchandise range as well as a children's book, called Louis the Cathedral Cat.

Wells MP 'delighted' at decision on bishop

Wells MP Tessa Munt Credit: John Stillwell/PA

The Wells MP Tessa Munt says she is 'delighted' at news that the new Bishop of Bath and Wells will continue the tradition of living in the Bishop's Palace. It follows her campaign to overturn the decision by Church Commissioners to house the bishop elsewhere as it would cut costs.

Tessa Munt said: “I’m absolutely delighted that the Archbishops' Council has been just and fair and made a common sense decision which will be welcomed and supported by the whole of Diocese.

"A big thank you to Archbishops’ Council, The General Synod of the Church of England, The Diocese, The Palace Trust, our previous bishop and his wife and everyone who signed our petition.”