Cat's body found in Wellingborough attached to firework

A cat was killed when a firework which was strapped to its back exploded, police have said.

Officers were called to Shelley Road, Wellingborough at 18:05 GMT on Saturday after a woman and her daughter discovered the remains.

It is believed the cat died immediately after the firework exploded.

Investigating officer PC Mark Jones appealed for information to help "identify and deal with whoever is responsible for this horrible act".

He added: "This is an unbelievably cruel act and we are very keen to hear from anybody who has any information which will lead to the identification of the perpetrators.

"Not only was it horrific for the poor animal involved, the witnesses and owners of the cat are understandably very distressed."

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