Find disgusting yob who shot family cat: Man puts up £100 reward to help track down culprit after Tinx dies

Southend Standard: So upset – Karen Richardson with son Marc So upset – Karen Richardson with son Marc

A GENEROUS animal lover has offered a reward for the conviction of a “disgusting yob” who shot and killed a cat.

Marc Trussler, ten, found his pet Tinx howling in agony near his family home, in Vaughan Williams Road, Laindon, after just returning from school.

The five-year-old cat was rushed to the vets by Marc’s mum, Karen Richardson, last Wednesday, March 6, with its eye bulging out and becoming blood shot.

They carried out emergency treatment, but Tinx sadly died on Thursday morning.

Lloyd Muse, 51, of London Road, Westcliff, felt so incensed by the crime he is offering £100 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the criminal.

He said: “It’s disgusting yobbish behaviour. It’s cowardly to shoot a cat and the punishment they get doesn’t fit the crime.

“It shouldn’t come to this, but what have the police got to go on? However, the type of person who did this will be shouting ‘guess what I’ve done’ and bragging about it.”

Karen Richardson, who owned Tinx, said: “That has really touched me. There aren’t many people out there like this and for Mr Muse to want to do something like this for someone he has never met – I think it’s brilliant.”

Police are treating the attack as animal cruelty.

Anyone with information should call Basildon police on 101.

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1:08pm Tue 18 Mar 14

pembury53 says...

lloyd's a top bloke, known him years....... come on, pick up the phone, lets have this 'orrible oik down the nick in double quick time.....
lloyd's a top bloke, known him years....... come on, pick up the phone, lets have this 'orrible oik down the nick in double quick time..... pembury53
  • Score: 16

1:31pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Lucie2013 says...

It is a scum of the earth, cowardly act to hurt a defenceless animal - let's hope someone shops the low life! Makes me sick!
It is a scum of the earth, cowardly act to hurt a defenceless animal - let's hope someone shops the low life! Makes me sick! Lucie2013
  • Score: 11

4:44pm Tue 18 Mar 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Might have been an accident, some allotment owner fed up with cat sh1t, gets a BB gun, to give the cat a shock, got it wrong and killed it...
Might have been an accident, some allotment owner fed up with cat sh1t, gets a BB gun, to give the cat a shock, got it wrong and killed it... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: -12

6:21pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Kim Gandy says...

carnmountyouknowitma
kessense
wrote:
Might have been an accident, some allotment owner fed up with cat sh1t, gets a BB gun, to give the cat a shock, got it wrong and killed it...
Said with your usual succinctness.

You really are all heart aren't you.

Perhaps somebody might feel the same way about you.
[quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: Might have been an accident, some allotment owner fed up with cat sh1t, gets a BB gun, to give the cat a shock, got it wrong and killed it...[/p][/quote]Said with your usual succinctness. You really are all heart aren't you. Perhaps somebody might feel the same way about you. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 9

8:11pm Tue 18 Mar 14

pembury53 says...

carnmountyouknowitma
kessense
wrote:
Might have been an accident, some allotment owner fed up with cat sh1t, gets a BB gun, to give the cat a shock, got it wrong and killed it...
now to be fair, that particular scenario cannot be completely dismissed.....
[quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: Might have been an accident, some allotment owner fed up with cat sh1t, gets a BB gun, to give the cat a shock, got it wrong and killed it...[/p][/quote]now to be fair, that particular scenario cannot be completely dismissed..... pembury53
  • Score: -6

3:00pm Wed 19 Mar 14

TheaWells says...

Might not be a youth so I wouldn't narrow your search too much. I once lived next door to a man in his 70's who had a BB gun and would sit on his back porch and shoot 'towards' cats.
I challenged him once and he said he always aimed at the fence below them... weird pastime if you ask me. I said if he ever hit one of my cats he'd find the gun up his wrinkly (o)
Might not be a youth so I wouldn't narrow your search too much. I once lived next door to a man in his 70's who had a BB gun and would sit on his back porch and shoot 'towards' cats. I challenged him once and he said he always aimed at the fence below them... weird pastime if you ask me. I said if he ever hit one of my cats he'd find the gun up his wrinkly (o) TheaWells
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