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Cops hunt gunman cat killer

PUBLISHED: 14:05 25 June 2003 | UPDATED: 14:02 03 March 2010

A CAT owner today promised to prosecute the culprits who gunned down his 18-month-old pet.

Jon Paul and Beverley Turner, of The Street, Great Bricett, discovered 'Kelly' lying dead in a field behind their home with a gunshot wound in her stomach.

A CAT owner today promised to prosecute the culprits who gunned down his 18-month-old pet.

Jon Paul and Beverley Turner, of The Street, Great Bricett, discovered 'Kelly' lying dead in a field behind their home with a gunshot wound in her stomach.

She had failed to return home as normal on Tuesday, June 17 and a search was made of the local area, with leaflets requesting help posted through letterboxes.

The cat was finally located at around 8pm on Sunday and an x-ray confirmed she had been shot with what is believed to be .22 calibre rifle.

Mr Turner, 41, said: "I want to know who did it. I can't think of anybody in the close neighbourhood who would've done it.

"If I do find out, I'll take it further and prosecute. My wife is devastated and my 18-year-old daughter, Georgina, is upset too."

Pc Kevin Shields, of Suffolk police, said: "This is a despicable crime which has caused so much distress to the family concerned.

"We believe the cat the cat was probably shot on, or near to the day she went missing but we need the help of members of the public to piece together the circumstances."

Anyone with information is asked to call Pc Shields on 01284 774100 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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