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Rat-catching cat joins Prime Minister at Downing Street

Larry the tabby, the Prime Minister's new cat at Downing Street

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The rats of Downing Street better watch out because Larry the cat is coming to get you!

The four-year-old tabby has been brought in to do one of Britain's most important political jobs - defending the Prime Minister's home... from rats!

Rodents have been spotted on live TV scuttling across the doorstep of Number 10.

Larry's a former stray who's come from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, where staff noticed his "strong predatory drive". So the rodents ought to keep well away, as Ore's been finding out...