Police in Norwich are looking for the person who a witness spotted throwing kittens at a train in the UK.
The train driver of a Norwich to Great Yarmouth train service told police that he had witnessed kittens being thrown at the train from the undergrowth.
It is believed the incident occurred close to Lingwood station on a foot crossing.
BTP officers attended the scene and found a dead cat along with one dead kitten. That cat had been deceased for some time prior to this incident.
Four other kittens were recovered alive and were taken to Foxy Lodge Wildlife Rescue in Hemsby where they were treated by vets for cuts.
British Transport Police Sergeant Alan Bowell said the incident was horrendous and shocking.
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. I am very keen to hear from anyone who might have information which can help us investigate the circumstances surrounding this incident.”
A spokesperson from the RSPCA said:
This sounds like a horrific incident for these poor kittens. Deliberate cruelty to animals is unacceptable and we would urge anyone with any information about this to come forward and contact the British Transport Police as soon as possible.”
So far, the rescue centre has been able to rehome two of the kittens.