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Police are appealing for information to find a man who was seen throwing kittens at a moving train in Norfolk. The driver of a Norwich to Great Yarmouth train said he saw a man hurl the kittens from undergrowth near the line shortly before 5.20pm on 15 September close to Lingwood station.
Four kittens survived and were taken to Foxy Lodge Wildlife Rescue in Hemsby and treated for cuts. The rescue has so far managed to rehome two of the kittens.
British Transport Police (BTP) attended the scene and found a dead cat along with one dead kitten. However, it is believed the cat may have been dead a while prior to the kitten-throwing incident.
BTP Police Sergeant Alan Bowell said: "This was a truly horrendous and shocking incident. No animal should ever be subjected to such cruelty. Thankfully, not all the kittens were killed during this dreadful ordeal and are being well looked after.
"I am very keen to hear from anyone who might have information which can help us investigate the circumstances surrounding this incident."
A spokesperson from the RSPCA added: "This sounds like a horrific incident for these poor kittens. Deliberate cruelty to animals is unacceptable and we would urge anyone with any information about this to come forward and contact the British Transport Police as soon as possible."
Anyone with any information should contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 214 of 21/09/2016. Alternatively, you can pass information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.