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PSNI probe after cat found dead in Portadown with 'horrific injuries'

The PSNI is investigating after a pet cat was found dead in Portadown having suffered "horrific" injuries.

Mylo's heartbroken owner described her as "very trusting and friendly."

She was found this week in the Ballyoran Park area.

At this stage officers have no direct witnesses to the incident but they believe this may be the result of a deliberate attack with a firework or banger.

Mylo was let out of the house overnight on Saturday into Sunday morning, around 3am, and never returned home. She was found dead around midday on Sunday.

Posting on the PSNI Craigavon Facebook pages officers said: "If indeed this was a deliberate act, someone out there knows. The sort of people who would be playing with fireworks will not be doing so alone. Someone somewhere witnessed this. Someone somewhere knows who is responsible.

"If that is you, and you're reading this, look again at Mylo. Now imagine her decapitated and without her legs. That is what a human being has potentially done to her. If you know anything, or saw anything, don't sit silently, call us. You can get us on 101 or you can pass information completely anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

"We can't bring Mylo back, but we can crack down on those who would inflict such suffering to an animal and try and make sure it doesn't happen again. Help us do that."

Emma O'Hare from Pet Connections in Newry highlighted the attack on their Facebook page. It was shared hundreds of times.

She said: "I can only hope that the perpetrator will be caught through the investigation. Someone capable of such a cruel act is not someone who I believe should be walking the streets."

The incident number is 230 06/11/17.

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