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String of cat deaths in a village in Cornwall

String of cat deaths in a village in Cornwall

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:39am 15th July 2019. (Updated at 11:13am 15th July 2019)

Police have launched an appeal for clues after a string of cat deaths in a Cornish village.

Officers say they have had a worrying number of reports in Gunnislake.

It is thought the animals could have been exposed to a chemical found in anti-freeze.

Callington Police say there is not enough evidence for a criminal investigation.

However they are urging anyone with information to come forward, but warning locals not to name people on social media.

"Callington Police have been made aware of a concerning number of cat deaths in the area of Woodland Way, Gunnislake.

"Whilst there is no specific information that would warrant a criminal investigation, there is a likelihood the cats have been exposed to an unexplained source of Ethylene Gylol, often found in coolant, anti-freeze and other such items.

"Local Vets have been consulted and are equally as concerned.

"If you have any information that could help to explain the tragic circumstances please get in touch via 101 for attention of the Callington Neighbourhood Team, or via Facebook Messenger.

"Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or reporting online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

"Please refrain from publically naming individuals via social media as it can prejudice any potential future prosecution case".

Devon and Cornwall Police

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