Redacted statement of cat’s owner below:

We will be able to reveal the shocking CCTV when the police investigations are concluded

 On Monday 26 April 2021 I noticed that Marley my Bengal X Savanha cat was missing. On Thursday 29th April, Marley still hadn’t returned home and as such I reviewed my CCTV to see if there was any indication of what may have happened. On reviewing the CCTV footage, I saw that Marley had been snared on Sunday 25 April 2021. Marley was caught in a snare that was set on ……………………………..in close proximity to my property. The snare can’t have been set legally given Marley was able to run away with it attached to him. Given that Marley was quite a big cat the snare must have been set with a large noose. The snare was set within close proximity to my property – this is evidenced by the short duration Marley can be seen going on to ……………..land and subsequently returning to my land with the said snare attached to him. He then continues to be seen on and off my CCTV for the next 20 minutes with the snare around his neck and the pole still all attached to the other end of the snare and clearly it can be seen that Marley is in great distress, before being seen for the last time heading to …………………………………..rear garden that backs on to the moor.

 

Seeing what had happened to him and the direction he was last seen heading in, I then went on to the moor to look for him. I looked over the wall into ……………………………back garden and found Marley’s dead body in her garden wedged into a low-lying hawthorn bush next to the boundary wall with moor. The body did not have the snare attached and could not been seen or found from a visual inspection in or around the back garden. On discovery of the body, I notified the police and the RSPCA, took photos and videos of the location and retrieved Marley’s body.