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Plea over 'suspicious' cat death in Aberdeen

Dead cat in Aberdeen
Image caption The dead cat was found in a bag in Aberdeen's Summerhill area

An animal charity has appealed for information after the "suspicious" death of a cat found in a rucksack in Aberdeen.

The cat was found in the Summerhill area on 22 February.

The Scottish SPCA said a post mortem examination revealed the cat had died as a result of "blunt force trauma".

Ch Insp John Carle said of the discovery: "Putting his body in a bag and leaving him in the woods is particularly sickening."

'Callous act'

He explained: "The vet who examined this cat said his injuries are very suspicious and that they are definitely not a result of a road traffic accident.

"We can't be sure how long this cat's body had been there but the vet said he had been dead for a minimum of three or four days before being found.

"It's not yet clear how this poor cat died but what we do know is he was caused a great deal of pain and suffering.

"We are appealing to the public for information so we can find the person responsible for this callous act."

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