Edinburgh Traitors star stops 'cat abduction' after having gut feeling

Meryl said she felt like the cat "didn't want to be there"
Meryl said she felt like the cat "didn't want to be there" -Credit:TikTok/@merylwilliamsx

Edinburgh Traitors winner Meryl Williams has said she stopped a "cat abduction" after spotting a feline that looked uncomfortable being carried by a group of people.

Meryl, 27, was driving through the Niddrie area when she saw the group carrying a cat who looked like it "didn't want to be there". She questioned them, and was told they had found the animal wandering around the Co-op and were bringing it "to their nanas".

Not believing their story, Meryl told a white lie and said she worked for the SSPCA and would take the cat. She said she'd "rather have the cat than leave it with these people".

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Meryl, who featured in the first series of the hit BBC gameshow, took it to the vet and discovered it wasn't chipped. The cat is being kept at the vet in hopes that the owners will come forward.

Speaking on TikTok, Meryl said: “I have just stopped a cat abduction.

“So basically, I was driving along Niddrie - if you live in Edinburgh you’ll know where that is. I seen these three people and they were holding this cat, but the way they were holding this cat I just had this dark feeling that they were not the owners of this cat.

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“They didn’t know the cat, the cat was not very safe. The cat didn’t want to be there.

“I had this gut feeling just to stop it. So, I kept on going back around and nearly caused about three crashes because I was following them.

“They went down a side street and I was like ‘I have to confront them’. I had this gut feeling, intuition that something was very wrong.

Meryl drove the cat to the vet
Meryl drove the cat to the vet -Credit:TikTok/@merylwilliamsx

“So, I followed them down the side street jumped out my car and I was like ‘is that your cat?’ They said they found it, and they were going to take it to their nana's house.

“So I asked again ‘is that not your cat?’. I lied and said ‘I work for the SSPCA and if it’s not your cat, then I’ll take it.

“I felt at this point, I felt I’d rather have the cat than it be with these people. Clearly the cat was not happy.

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“Why the f**k would you pick a cat up that was walking around the Co-op and take it all the way to your f***ing nana's house? That’s dodgy as hell.

“So now, on a Saturday at 7.30pm I’ve got a cat. I have no idea what to do, if you’ve lost your cat in Niddrie please let me know.”

Meryl handed the cat to a local vet, who said they would keep it while waiting for anyone in the area to get in touch if they had lost theirs. She said it was a “really friendly cat”, but couldn’t take it home to her three dogs.