Two-year-old's cat beaten to death in Porthleven

This is The West Country: Little Pebbles was the same age as her young owner, two-year-old Freya Boase Little Pebbles was the same age as her young owner, two-year-old Freya Boase

A two-year-old girl is mourning the loss of her pet cat after it was punched to death in Porthleven.

Little Freya Boase has been calling out of the window for Pebbles since last week, desperately hoping her pet will return, but to no avail.

The all black cat was brutally beaten to death on Tuesday last week, in Mill Lane, at around 4pm.

It is not known if Pebbles had wandered farther than normal from her home in Thomas Terrace, or was picked up and carried to her death.

Freya’s mum Marney, got Pebbles as a kitten when Freya was just four months old, in order to replicate her own childhood of growing up with a pet.

Marney, 21, said: “They were pretty much the same age and I wanted them to grown up together. The day afterwards Freya was shouting out for hours out of the bedroom window – it was heartbreaking.”

When Marney, who works at Costcutter, initially heard talk in the village about a cat being beaten to death she had no idea that it was her own cat involved.

“She went off for a couple of days and sometimes I didn’t see her, so I didn’t find out until Thursday when a friend told me what happened and it just clicked,” she added.

The whole incident has left Marney feeling shaken. “It’s quite scary,” she said. “For a couple of days I was really shaken up about it all. I’ve got a two-year-old and I was a bit panicky about whether it was about me.

“It’s hard to comprehend; I haven’t got any enemies.”

Pebbles was due to be released by police from the vets yesterday (Tuesday) and will be buried in Marney’s mum’s garden, alongside other family pets.

Police are now hunting for a man who was allegedly seen picking up Pebbles by the scruff of the neck and punching her three or four times.

He has been described as a juvenile, possibly around 16 years old, who was wearing a grey tracksuit and woolly hat, and carrying a bag.

Sergeant Phil Binney, from Helston Police Station, said: “We take these instances very, very seriously and are undertaking all conceivable lines of inquiry in an attempt to identify the offender in this crime and bring him to justice.”

Anyone with information that might help with the inquiry is asked to call police on 101, ref AH/14/455.

 

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4:24pm Thu 1 May 14

meerkats says...

Hope this despicable thug is caught very soon, how distressing for the family ,
Hope this despicable thug is caught very soon, how distressing for the family , meerkats
  • Score: 15

9:51pm Thu 1 May 14

tonym64 says...

there is no words strong enough to show how I feel at this despicable act the person or persons in question should be give the same treatment as they gave to this poor defenseless animal. I would love to find them in a back alley as they found this poor cat and do the same to them but that would not be accepted would it? the person or persons should be publically outed and displayed as murderers it doesn't make any difference if its a cat or dog or any other animal its still murder .I really feel for young Freya whose life has been ripped apart by these mindless thug or thugs. Hope they get caught and soon!!!!!
there is no words strong enough to show how I feel at this despicable act the person or persons in question should be give the same treatment as they gave to this poor defenseless animal. I would love to find them in a back alley as they found this poor cat and do the same to them but that would not be accepted would it? the person or persons should be publically outed and displayed as murderers it doesn't make any difference if its a cat or dog or any other animal its still murder .I really feel for young Freya whose life has been ripped apart by these mindless thug or thugs. Hope they get caught and soon!!!!! tonym64
  • Score: 12

3:21pm Fri 2 May 14

victoriameldrew says...

this story brought tears to my eyes - we were a nation of animal lovers but I feel that now we are more a nation of animal haters given the stories of animal neglect and cruelty that have hit the headlines in past months. I hope the b****** is caught very soon and is dealt with severely - poor cat and poor owners.
this story brought tears to my eyes - we were a nation of animal lovers but I feel that now we are more a nation of animal haters given the stories of animal neglect and cruelty that have hit the headlines in past months. I hope the b****** is caught very soon and is dealt with severely - poor cat and poor owners. victoriameldrew
  • Score: 4

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