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Mystery surrounds a feline felon

Henry's owners are baffled as to where he finds his socks

The owners of a cat with a passion for socks are leafleting their neighbours in the Loughborough area to see if they are missing any.

Henry, who is now a year old, has taken at least 57 socks although it is still unclear whether he gets them from washing lines or people's houses.

He is often seen on a wall near his home with the hosiery in his mouth.

But owner Louise Brandon said they had so far been unable to reunite the stolen socks with their owners.

She said: "People must be going and replacing the socks because now we're getting new ones.

"But no, there just seems to this endless supply of neighbourhood socks coming in and we don't know where they're coming from. So it's a bit embarrassing."

Her four-year-old daughter Eloise added: "He steals socks every day."

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