Driver 'deliberately' ran over cat in Berkeley

A driver who police think deliberately ran over a cat in a Gloucestershire village is being sought.

Officers were called to Ham Green, Berkeley, following reports an estate car was being driven around the green chasing the black cat, a family pet.

Sgt Neil Gibbs said there was evidence that suggested the driver may have deliberately run down the cat before driving off towards Stone and the A38.

The car involved is thought to be a blue Ford or Audi estate.

'Horrible incident'

The three-year-old rescue cat, called Ebony, was later found dead by its owners on the green.

"Ham Green is an area well used by ramblers and dog walkers and I'm keen to speak to anyone who may have information about his horrible incident," Sgt Gibbs said.

"I suspect the driver of this vehicle is familiar with the area and may have been there on previous occasions so there is a good chance someone will be able to help us."

The incident happened on Wednesday morning about 11:00 GMT but was only reported to police on Thursday.

Anyone with information is asked to call police or Crimestoppers anonymously.

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