Kitten caught in gin trap at Sporle

The animal was found in the Priory Close and Hills Close area of the village on Saturday, February 19.

The cat’s leg had been snared in a gin trap, causing tissue damage.

The traps have been illegal in the UK since 1958. They are designed to catch animals by their legs, using spring-operated jaws with teeth or a serrated edge.

Police are appealing for information. Contact PCSO Paul Bailey, from Swaffham safer neighbourhood team, on 0845 456 4567.