A cat has had to have its leg amputated after it was caught in an illegal “gin trap” in fields at Bunwell, Norfolk.
The owners found their pet with the trap on its paw and took it to a local vet who carried out the operation.
Gin traps – which have toothed jaws – were designed to be used in the open to catch prey with their feet. They have been outlawed since the 1950s.
Norfolk Police are appealing for anyone with more information on those using these traps to come forward.
Pc Jon Hopes, Wildlife Crime Officer, said: “I would like to hear from anyone with particular knowledge on who might be responsible for the setting of gin traps.”