Yobs shoot cat with airgun

PARENTS are being urged to speak to their children about the use of airguns - after a much-loved pet was shot.

Police sent out the message as they try to track down the cruel yob who shot a cat in the York Road area of Southend.

Luckily the animal survived but had to be taken to the vet to have the pellet removed from its hind leg.

It is now on antibiotics, and is having to brave the cold after having its back leg shaved as part of the operation.

Sgt Chris Bramhill, of Southend police, urged parents to speak to their children about the dangers of air weapons.

He said: “If anyone in the area knows their child’s got an airgun or BB gun have a chat with the child about it’s use or contact the police for further advice.”

He said in the past they had received numerous reports about such crimes, but recently they seemed to have tailed off.

He wants to put a stop to the problem - before more moggies get seriously injured. He said: “We sometimes get a spate where we have a few incidents of somebody doing something like this, but I’ve not heard of any recently.”

“But they must have been aiming for the cat. If anyone knows who in this area has been doing this contact the police.

The cat belongs to a woman living in York Road but may have wandered as far as St Leonard’s Road or Stanley Road.

The problem police have is to track down the exact location of the crime. Sgt Bramhill said: “It’s a nasty crime. Unfortunately there’s not much we can do at the moment because we don’t know where it happened. “So if anyone who can say where it happened or who has any idea who did it.” Anyone who can help should call Southend police on 101.

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1:03pm Mon 17 Dec 12

JuliaM says...

"Sgt Chris Bramhill, of Southend police, urged parents to speak to their children about the dangers of air weapons. "

What a complete waste of taxpayer money this man is!

The sort of mindless feral yobs that do this sort of thing are spawned by parents as feckless as they are. The laughable idea that they are going to 'have a gun safety talk' with them would be hilarious if it weren't so utterly pathetic.
"Sgt Chris Bramhill, of Southend police, urged parents to speak to their children about the dangers of air weapons. " What a complete waste of taxpayer money this man is! The sort of mindless feral yobs that do this sort of thing are spawned by parents as feckless as they are. The laughable idea that they are going to 'have a gun safety talk' with them would be hilarious if it weren't so utterly pathetic. JuliaM
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1:07pm Mon 17 Dec 12

madmax1 says...

Kids will be kids, lets not overreact.
Kids will be kids, lets not overreact. madmax1
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2:02pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Saxonpride says...

How do they know it's kids doing it?
Isn't it possible that this may be the same kind of person who was poisoning cats in Basildon with anti-freeze?
I find it hard to believe anyone but a severely deranged lunatic would shoot an innocent cat.
A chav may break windows, throw eggs, get drunk and urinate in the streets, but shooting animals? Let's give them a little credit.
How do they know it's kids doing it? Isn't it possible that this may be the same kind of person who was poisoning cats in Basildon with anti-freeze? I find it hard to believe anyone but a severely deranged lunatic would shoot an innocent cat. A chav may break windows, throw eggs, get drunk and urinate in the streets, but shooting animals? Let's give them a little credit. Saxonpride
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3:05pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Max Impact says...

madmax1 wrote:
Kids will be kids, lets not overreact.
So you are either a feral yob or you have spawned one or more feral yobs or you are just a moron...

or is it all the above.

Anyone who shoots a cat or any animal for "fun" is just scum anyone who supports such action is sum too.

It's clear that you fall within that group.

Kids will be kids, yes but only a few are brainless dickheads.
[quote][p][bold]madmax1[/bold] wrote: Kids will be kids, lets not overreact.[/p][/quote]So you are either a feral yob or you have spawned one or more feral yobs or you are just a moron... or is it all the above. Anyone who shoots a cat or any animal for "fun" is just scum anyone who supports such action is sum too. It's clear that you fall within that group. Kids will be kids, yes but only a few are brainless dickheads. Max Impact
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3:21pm Mon 17 Dec 12

notinwestcliffanymore says...

Saxonpride wrote:
How do they know it's kids doing it? Isn't it possible that this may be the same kind of person who was poisoning cats in Basildon with anti-freeze? I find it hard to believe anyone but a severely deranged lunatic would shoot an innocent cat. A chav may break windows, throw eggs, get drunk and urinate in the streets, but shooting animals? Let's give them a little credit.
chavs draw the line at cr4ping in peoples gardens and killing birds unlike cats.
[quote][p][bold]Saxonpride[/bold] wrote: How do they know it's kids doing it? Isn't it possible that this may be the same kind of person who was poisoning cats in Basildon with anti-freeze? I find it hard to believe anyone but a severely deranged lunatic would shoot an innocent cat. A chav may break windows, throw eggs, get drunk and urinate in the streets, but shooting animals? Let's give them a little credit.[/p][/quote]chavs draw the line at cr4ping in peoples gardens and killing birds unlike cats. notinwestcliffanymore
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4:08pm Mon 17 Dec 12

TherealIndiana says...

How do they know it was children? I've met some nasty pensioners with grudges against cats in the past!
How do they know it was children? I've met some nasty pensioners with grudges against cats in the past! TherealIndiana
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4:20pm Mon 17 Dec 12

southendnan says...

madmax1 wrote:
Kids will be kids, lets not overreact.
would you be so casual if it was a child of yours that had been hit instead of someones pet and if it had been one of your children who fired the gun would you be prepared to pay the vets bill
[quote][p][bold]madmax1[/bold] wrote: Kids will be kids, lets not overreact.[/p][/quote]would you be so casual if it was a child of yours that had been hit instead of someones pet and if it had been one of your children who fired the gun would you be prepared to pay the vets bill southendnan
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4:22pm Mon 17 Dec 12

southendnan says...

Max Impact wrote:
madmax1 wrote:
Kids will be kids, lets not overreact.
So you are either a feral yob or you have spawned one or more feral yobs or you are just a moron...

or is it all the above.

Anyone who shoots a cat or any animal for "fun" is just scum anyone who supports such action is sum too.

It's clear that you fall within that group.

Kids will be kids, yes but only a few are brainless dickheads.
Max Impact says it all. couldn't agree more
[quote][p][bold]Max Impact[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]madmax1[/bold] wrote: Kids will be kids, lets not overreact.[/p][/quote]So you are either a feral yob or you have spawned one or more feral yobs or you are just a moron... or is it all the above. Anyone who shoots a cat or any animal for "fun" is just scum anyone who supports such action is sum too. It's clear that you fall within that group. Kids will be kids, yes but only a few are brainless dickheads.[/p][/quote]Max Impact says it all. couldn't agree more southendnan
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4:27pm Mon 17 Dec 12

loppyears says...

You never hear of dogs getting shot do you?
You never hear of dogs getting shot do you? loppyears
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4:37pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Eric Whim says...

didn't they get the police helicopter out?
didn't they get the police helicopter out? Eric Whim
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4:38pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Eric Whim says...

notinwestcliffanymor
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wrote:
Saxonpride wrote:
How do they know it's kids doing it? Isn't it possible that this may be the same kind of person who was poisoning cats in Basildon with anti-freeze? I find it hard to believe anyone but a severely deranged lunatic would shoot an innocent cat. A chav may break windows, throw eggs, get drunk and urinate in the streets, but shooting animals? Let's give them a little credit.
chavs draw the line at cr4ping in peoples gardens and killing birds unlike cats.
you obviously never visit Pitsea mate...
[quote][p][bold]notinwestcliffanymor e[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saxonpride[/bold] wrote: How do they know it's kids doing it? Isn't it possible that this may be the same kind of person who was poisoning cats in Basildon with anti-freeze? I find it hard to believe anyone but a severely deranged lunatic would shoot an innocent cat. A chav may break windows, throw eggs, get drunk and urinate in the streets, but shooting animals? Let's give them a little credit.[/p][/quote]chavs draw the line at cr4ping in peoples gardens and killing birds unlike cats.[/p][/quote]you obviously never visit Pitsea mate... Eric Whim
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10:51pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Max Impact says...

southendnan wrote:
Max Impact wrote:
madmax1 wrote:
Kids will be kids, lets not overreact.
So you are either a feral yob or you have spawned one or more feral yobs or you are just a moron...

or is it all the above.

Anyone who shoots a cat or any animal for "fun" is just scum anyone who supports such action is sum too.

It's clear that you fall within that group.

Kids will be kids, yes but only a few are brainless dickheads.
Max Impact says it all. couldn't agree more
Ta,

prehaps I should run for PM!
[quote][p][bold]southendnan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Max Impact[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]madmax1[/bold] wrote: Kids will be kids, lets not overreact.[/p][/quote]So you are either a feral yob or you have spawned one or more feral yobs or you are just a moron... or is it all the above. Anyone who shoots a cat or any animal for "fun" is just scum anyone who supports such action is sum too. It's clear that you fall within that group. Kids will be kids, yes but only a few are brainless dickheads.[/p][/quote]Max Impact says it all. couldn't agree more[/p][/quote]Ta, prehaps I should run for PM! Max Impact
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4:56pm Tue 18 Dec 12

firedog says...

York Road! They eat cats there,as part of a calorie controlled diet,I been told
it beats a takeaway.
York Road! They eat cats there,as part of a calorie controlled diet,I been told it beats a takeaway. firedog
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6:30pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Tone-Fu says...

To obtain an air rifle in Japan, you have to pass two classes, a written test, a psychiatric evaluation, a drug test, and a background check - why are these wee scrotes running around with the things in the first place?
To obtain an air rifle in Japan, you have to pass two classes, a written test, a psychiatric evaluation, a drug test, and a background check - why are these wee scrotes running around with the things in the first place? Tone-Fu
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