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Bag of cats' heads 'may have been dumped maliciously'

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Published by Jon Land for 24dash.com in Local Government and also in Communities

Bag of cats' heads 'may have been dumped maliciously' Bag of cats' heads 'may have been dumped maliciously'

A bin bag full of cats' heads found close to Manchester's 'Curry Mile' may have been placed there maliciously, the city council said today.

The council has launched an urgent investigation after the bag containg "at least four" heads was discovered on Friday by a council worker responding to complaints over fly-tipping in Wilmslow Road, Rusholme.

In a statement, the council said: "This is obviously an incredibly distressing and sickening incident which we are now looking into but this is the first incident of its kind we have come across.

"At this stage we have no way of knowing how these animal parts came to be where they were discovered but we will be contacting the RSPCA as this is clearly an extreme example of animal cruelty."

Following reports in the national media linking the find to the 'Curry Mile', a council spokesman said the incident may be malicious or even racially motivated.

"The police have been informed and it is a line of inquiry that is being looked at," the spokesman said.

RSPCA Chief Inspector Cathy Hyde said: "This sounds like a very distressing incident, especially for the people who found the remains.

"Thankfully reports like this are extremely rare and we will liaise with the local authority to look into this further.

"I would appeal for anyone with information about this call the appeal line on 0300 123 8018 and leave me a message."

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