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Cat found dead in Belfast park after being set on fire

Police described the crime as a ‘barbaric act’.

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The cat was found dead in Falls Park in west Belfast (PA)

The cat was found dead in Falls Park in west Belfast (PA)

The cat was found dead in Falls Park in west Belfast (PA)

Police have described the burning of a cat in west Belfast as a “barbaric act”.

The animal was killed and set on fire in Falls Park, officers said.

The remains of the white cat were found by a woman walking in the park at around 10.30am on Saturday.

Sergeant David McKinley said: “At this time it appears as though the animal has been killed and then set alight.

“This was a barbaric act and I am appealing to local people to assist us in identifying those involved.”

He urged anyone with information to call 101, quoting reference number 540 of May 16.

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