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Falls Park in west Belfast. Picture: Google Maps

Falls Park in west Belfast. Picture: Google Maps

Falls Park in west Belfast. Picture: Google Maps

Police are investigating after a cat was apparently killed and set on fire in Falls Park, west Belfast.

The white cat was discovered at around 10.30am on Saturday morning by a woman walking in the park.

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. Please call 101, quoting reference 540 16/05/20."

Belfast Telegraph