Cat is 'shot and then killed by dogs' in village near Surrey

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People living in the village, on the Surrey border, has been reassured by police -Credit:Emily Bringloe

Police are investigating after reports a cat was attacked and killed in a village near Surrey. Officers received a report that between 12am and 1.30am on Monday, May 6, a cat was shot by an air rifle and then attacked and killed by dogs on Nugent Close in Church Crookham.

It was reported that three men and three dogs were in the area at the time of the incident. Two of the dogs have been described as being Lurcher/Greyhound-type dogs, while the other dog has been described as being a Staffordshire Bull Terrier with a white chest and paw.

Police said in an appeal that the men were all wearing camouflage clothing and were in their late teens to early 20s. Since this was reported, officers have been carrying out enquiries and are now appealing for witnesses and information to help with the investigation.

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Fleet Police Sergeant Geoff Hill said: “We know this incident will be concerning for the local community, however please be reassured that we are working hard to establish the exact circumstances of what took place. Officers are carrying out extensive enquiries in the local area. If you have any concerns or information, please don’t hesitate to speak to our officers and please get in touch if you have any information which may help with the investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Hampshire police or call 101, quoting 44240189637. Information can also be given online.