Page last updated at 17:56 GMT, Wednesday, 4 June 2008 18:56 UK

Cat is 'flattened' in gang attack

A cat was "completely flattened" when a gang of youths battered it to death with planks of wood in Doncaster.

An RSPCA inspector described the attack on the animal as "a scene out of a horror film". It happened at 0200 BST on Westminster Crescent in Intake.

Insp Tamsin Drysdale said the male cat was beaten by three or four teenagers before being set upon by a dog. Every bone in the cat's body was broken.

Witnesses said the gang wore hooded tops to hide their faces.

Ms Drysdale added: "It was brutal and barbaric. Intake is a close-knit community where everyone knows everyone else."

Anyone with information should contact South Yorkshire Police or the RSPCA.


RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC iD

Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific