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Have you seen this man? Appeal after sickening dog attack on pet cat

By Megan Archer | Pelsall | Crime | Published:

Police are hunting for this man after a sickening attack which left a cat dead in Walsall.

Police have issued a picture of Amos Price, a man they would like to question over a sickening attack on cat

Officers want to question Amos Price after a dog was let loose to maul the cat in Woodlands Crescent, Pelsall, on October 23.

The savage attack was captured on CCTV and reported to police and the RSPCA who have launched an investigation.

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Officers have so far been unable to trace 30-year-old Price and are asking for the help of the public in locating him.

Chief Superintendent Andy Parsons, from Walsall police, said: “This is a horrifying act of cruelty which has left us utterly disgusted.

“I’m aware of the appalling CCTV that captured this shocking behaviour which, like the rest of the community, I wholly condemn.

“I realise this is highly emotive but I’d urge people to remain calm and help us by coming forward with information on his whereabouts."

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CCTV captured the horrific attack

Horrifying CCTV footage captured the savage attack in which a man deliberately set his dog on a pet cat.

The video shows the suspect, who was wearing a cap and hooded jacket, approaching a property in Woodlands Crescent with his lurcher-type dog.

The man can be seen pointing a large light at a cat sitting on a wall to trigger the brutal attack, which resulted in the animal’s death.

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The cat’s owner, Gary Truefitt, said he was very upset after seeing the video.

He discovered the footage after his cat Cleo, whom he had owned for eight years, did not return home the following day.

Mr Truefitt said: “I noticed my gate was left open, which was suspicious, so I decided to check the CCTV and was completely shocked by what I found.

“I was very upset, I went to my neighbour’s house as I didn’t know what to do.

“Cleo will be very much missed. She was a daft cat in lots of ways and would lie along the driveway even when there were cars about, but she was a companion to me.

“It’s just awful to think of her being attacked in this way.”

Anyone with any information who has not already spoken to us is urged to contact police via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight or call 101 anytime.

Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Megan Archer

By Megan Archer
Chief Reporter - @MeganA_Star

Chief Reporter with the Express & Star. Give me a call on 01902 319363 or email megan.archer@expressandstar.co.uk.

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