Harlow police pledge to investigate “sickening cruelty” inflicted on cat

Update: YH understands that Essex Police have arrested a teenager in suspicion of animal cruelty. He remains in custody.


ESSEX Police has pledged to investigate claims that a Harlow teenager viciously assaulted a cat.

Images were placed on social media of a teenager holding the cat.

One image has him holding a cat. The words underneath state: “…a flying cat and listen to the noise it makes.”

Another image has him holding the cat by the tail.

A third image appears to show a black cat in mid-air.

The images have produced shock and outrage among Harlow residents.

One resident, alerted the Harlow Community Policing team on Twitter.

They stated: “We are happy to look into it. Please give us a call.”

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