Penryn bypass kittens were not thrown from car say police
TWO kittens were not thrown from a moving car on the Penryn bypass on August 23 according to police, who have now closed the case.
In a statement today, a police spokesman said that all enquiries had been completed.
“This incident seems to have been a tragic accident rather than a malicious act,” he said.
A witness reported spotting an arm come out of the passenger window of a red VW Golf on the bypass at about 9.15am on August 23 and drop two kittens, which were accidentally run over and killed by other motorists.
After the incident, police issued an appeal for witnesses.
Animal-lovers also offered a reward for more information.
Today’s police statement said that a woman came forward stating she drove a similar car and could be put in the area at the time.
“She lives on a farm which has several feral cats and, having returned from her journey, she could hear a cat calling from within her car,” said the spokesman.
“A kitten was located in the engine compartment which was then reunited with its mother.
“Enquiries would suggest that two other kittens fell from the engine compartment while the vehicle was in motion and that no criminal action by any individual took place.”
Devon and Cornwall Police thanked the public for its assistance with the incident, adding: “It is with great relief that we can confirm that this was a tragic and unforeseeable accident rather than the act of a callous owner."
All enquiries have been carried out for this incident and this case is now closed.