Second cat killed on road

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A family whose pet cat was killed outside their Alpheton home have been struck by tragedy for a second time.

Janie Richter, of Bury Road, called for speed enforcement to be stepped up after her cat Oskar was hit by a car in October.

She placed a sign outside her house asking drivers to stick to the 30mph speed limit for the road.

But earlier this month, Mrs Richter’s seven-month-old kitten Loki was killed.

“He was found on the side of the road. To lose two cats to the same road in three months is heartbreaking,” said Mrs Richter.

“I had taken the sign down a few days before and then this happened.”

Mrs Richter, who has three other cats, said she feared the problem of speeding cars would take more lives.

“People might say it is just a cat, but they were a part of the family,” she said.

“It is also an example of the speeding on that road and there is going to be a serious fatality in the future.”