Northern Ireland

Markethill: Kittens 'thrown out of moving car'

Officers posted a photo of the injured kitten on the PSNI Armagh Facebook page Image copyright PSNI Armagh/Facebook
Image caption Officers posted a photo of the injured kitten on the PSNI Armagh Facebook page

Police are investigating after two kittens were thrown out of a moving car in Markethill, County Armagh.

Officers were called to Mowhan Road in the village on Thursday night and found one of the kittens, which had sustained a broken shoulder as a result.

They posted a photo of the injured kitten on the PSNI Armagh Facebook page, and brought it back to their station where it was examined by a vet.

They could not find the other kitten and have appealed for information.

'Disgusting'

"If anyone happens to come across a kitten in the area that they think doesn't belong there please contact us and help us reunite it with its sibling," the officers wrote.

"Before you ask, we had a vet attend after we brought the kitten back to the station, and no, we do not need to find it a home."

Newry and Armagh MLA Danny Kennedy tweeted that the incident was "absolutely disgusting- anyone with information should report it to the PSNI".