A BIG cat “the size of an Alsatian” was spotted prowling around a field in Cornwall amid fears of panther attacks in Poldark country. Locals are concerned a panther may be stalking the area after a dog was mauled, five cats went missing in a week and a five-inch wide paw print was found. Becky Abrey, 29, says she has always been sceptical about sighting of big cats in the UK, including the so-called Beast of Bodmin. But she is now a believer after filming a mystery feline while out for a celebratory birthday dinner at Praa Sands in Cornwall. “It was at least Alsatian sized or bigger,” she told Cornwall Live. "When I read about them I always think, 'it's just a decent-sized farm cat' but this certainly wasn't." She saw the beast after finishing Sunday lunch at the Sandbar with her mum, Kim Cutter, and fiance Jon Jones. Becky said the unusual sighting was like “seeing the Loch Ness Monster”. It comes days after a dog owner claimed a panther chased … [Read more...] about Big cat ‘the size of an Alsatian’ filmed prowling around Cornwall field just days after 5-inch paw print found
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A MAN whose pregnant wife vanished 20 years ago was yesterday charged with her murder. Andrew Griggs is accused of killing Debbie Griggs in 1999. The mum of three, 34, was four-and-a-half months pregnant pregnant when she went missing from home in Walmer, Kent. Her body has never been found. Griggs, 56, was arrested at his home in St Leonards, Dorset, yesterday by officers from Kent Police. He was later remanded in custody after appearing before JPs in Medway. Det Supt Paul Fotheringham said: "Debbie Griggs was 34 years old when she went missing from her home in Walmer, Deal, late on the evening of Wednesday 5 May 1999. "Despite extensive searches and appeals for information detectives were unable to locate Debbie, who was a devoted mother of three young children and expecting her fourth child." There are active Facebook pages devoted to Debbie. On one page, Debbie Elizabeth Griggs is Missing, it was announced that her mum had died earlier this year. On January 12, they wrote: "We have … [Read more...] about Husband charged with pregnant wife’s murder after she went missing 20 years ago
PUBLISHED: 13:20 23 December 2018 | UPDATED: 13:20 23 December 2018 Dily is missing. Photo: Provided by RSPCA East Norfolk RSPCA East Norfolk Worried pet owners are appealing for help to find their beloved cats this festive season. Please take a look at these missing animals and keep an eye out for them. Delaney is missing. Photo: Provided by RSPCA East NorfolkDily disappeared from her home in Hemsby on December 14. She is two years old and has been microchipped so can be easily identified if found. Her worried owners say she is a timid cat and they desperately want her back home for Christmas. Delaney was last seen outside Haven Vets in Great Yarmouth on December 12 after escaping from his cat carrier on the way in. Sirius is missing. Photo: Provided by RSPCA East NorfolkHe will be scared and confused in an area he doesn’t know, and his owner is especially worried as he had an injured leg. He may be trying to make his way back home to Browston. Sirius went missing on … [Read more...] about These cats are missing- Can you help find them?
THE mummified bodies of three climbers who went missing 59 years ago on Mexico’s highest volcano have been recovered by an army unit. The three bodies were found on the Pico de Orizaba volcano, the highest peak in Mexico at 5,610 metres (18,405 feet) above sea level located in the states of Veracruz and Puebla. Local media report the bodies were first found in 2015 but attempts to recover the corpses had been unsuccessful until now. Jose Luis Pablo, Commander of the Escuadron 303 unit who were in charge of the rescue team, told local television channel Foro TV: "We are satisfied with achieving our mission." Poor weather conditions had initially made it difficult for the helicopter to recover the bodies, which were near the peak of the mountain, but a second recovery attempt on the same day was successful. The case made international headlines on 1st March 2015 when a group of climbers came across the mummified bodies near the peak. Luis Espinosa, an 81-year-old climber, claimed … [Read more...] about Mummified bodies of three climbers found buried in ice 18,400ft up Mexico’s highest volcano 59 years after they went missing
PUBLISHED: 12:00 13 November 2018 Rhiannon Long Valesca Wilton-Smith with Pickle the cat, who went missing in August. Picture: Animal Search UK Archant A woman from East Ham whose cat went missing is offering a holiday as reward for information. The missing poster for Pickle, who's black all over with a white spot on his rear left paw. Picture: Animal Search UKValesca Wilton-Smith last saw six-year-old Pickle on August 6, when he disappeared from the family garden in Frinton Road. She hired pet detectives from pet finding organisation Animal Search UK, who delivered hundreds of leaflets and conducted dozens of door-to-door enquiries, but Pickle was never found.Now, Valesca is offering up her holiday, which she’d planned for next summer, as a reward for any information people have about Pickle’s whereabouts.She’s hoping that her offer, limited to £1,000, will act as an incentive for people to share information.Pickle is a black cat … [Read more...] about East Ham woman offers holiday as reward for missing cat