TWO cats have been killed in their gardens in Chorley.

An investigation has been launched between the police and RSPCA after two cats in the Greenwood area were discovered dead on the lawns at the weekend.

PC Craig McCabe said: "Early indications suggest that these cats may have been killed deliberately.

"I understand that this may cause some concern in the local area and I would like to reassure residents that we are taking this matter extremely seriously and will do everything that we can to identify any offenders.

"If anyone has any information relating to these incidents or has seen anything suspicious around this area in the early hours.

"I would urge you to either contact me directly or you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously! My email address is"

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