Cops dealt with 38 reports of big cat sightings across the UK last year | The Sun

POLICE dealt with 38 reports of big cats on the prowl across the UK last year, figures reveal.

The alleged sightings included lions, pumas, leopards and cheetahs.

A cyclist told cops he was bitten by a puma — eight months after dogs were reportedly attacked by a 3ft-tall wild cat, both near Downham Market, Norfolk.

A Savannah cat was said to be roaming wild near Bolsover, Derbys.

In London, a “large cat without a tail” was reported creeping into Hyde Park and there were two sightings of a Savannah cat roaming the streets in Barnet.

Cambridgeshire Police had two reports of a panther-like creature.


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A woman called Leicestershire police saying there had been a “commotion” at the bottom of her garden and when she looked the window she spotted a lion.

Officers in Kent dealt with five big cat sightings — the most of any force in England and Wales.

The cases were revealed after a Freedom of Information request.

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