Police hunting for person who threw kittens at train in ‘horrendous’ incident

Cat and kitten found dead, but four other kittens recovered alive in Norfolk

Four kittens which were rescued and taken to Foxy Lodge Wildlife Rescue Centre in Hemsby, near Great Yarmouth. Police are looking for the person who threw the kittens at a train in Lingwood near Norwich, Norfolk. Photograph: British Transport Police

Four kittens which were rescued and taken to Foxy Lodge Wildlife Rescue Centre in Hemsby, near Great Yarmouth. Police are looking for the person who threw the kittens at a train in Lingwood near Norwich, Norfolk. Photograph: British Transport Police

 

Police in England are hunting a person who threw kittens at a train in a “truly horrendous” incident.

A train driver reported seeing someone throw the kittens from undergrowth at a foot crossing near Lingwood station, near Norwich, Norfolk in east England.

British Transport Police officers attended the scene and found a dead cat along with one dead kitten.

The cat was thought to have died some time before the incident, and four other kittens were recovered alive.

They were taken to Foxy Lodge Wildlife Rescue in Hemsby, near Great Yarmouth, where they were treated by vets for cuts. So far, the rescue centre has been able to rehome two of the kittens.

“This was a truly horrendous and shocking incident,” said Police Sergeant Alan Bowell. “No animal should ever be subjected to such cruelty. Thankfully, not all the kittens were killed during this dreadful ordeal and are being well looked after.”

The incident was seen by the driver of a Norwich to Great Yarmouth train service.

An RSPCA spokesman urged witnesses to contact British Transport Police with information.