VIDEO: Investigations continue into more than 40 cat poisonings in Boston

Police and the RSPCA have conducted door-to-door enquiries into a series of cat poisonings in Boston.

As reported in The Standard last week, more than 40 cats have been killed by anti-freeze poisoning in the Woad Farm Road and Wheeler Close area.

Police and RSPCA investigate the cat poisonings in Wheeler Close, Windsor Bank and Woad Farm Road.

Police and RSPCA investigate the cat poisonings in Wheeler Close, Windsor Bank and Woad Farm Road.

Both the RSPCA and Marshlands Vets in Boston say they believe the poisonings are deliberate.

The story was picked up by several national newspapers - including The Sun - which alleges some of the cats were poisoned with ecstasy.

However, both the RSPCA and police say there has been ‘no evidence of poisonings by illegal substances’.

There has been national condemnation of the person responsible, since the national press picked up our story.

Pcso Dave Russell searches in and around gardens in Windsor Bank and Wheeler Close

Pcso Dave Russell searches in and around gardens in Windsor Bank and Wheeler Close

On Wednesday, two members of the local neighbourhood police team (NPT) joined RSPCA inspector Becky Harper and The Standard as they spoke to residents and searched around gardens.

Miss Harper said: “It is very serious, there are criminal offences involved and, more importantly, we don’t want any more cats to suffer and die.”

Pcso Dave Russell from the NPT added: “It’s such a horrible thing for someone to do and so unecessary.”

Some national campaigners are calling on the Government to ban antifreze unless it contains a bittering agent to the substance to alter the taste to prevent cats and dogs from ingesting it. Pets are attracted by its sweet taste.

Pcso Natashe Ladbrook and RSPCA Inspector becky Harper make door-to-door enquiries in the area.

Pcso Natashe Ladbrook and RSPCA Inspector becky Harper make door-to-door enquiries in the area.

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The police are RSPCA are looking for poisonous and lethal antifreeze.

The police are RSPCA are looking for poisonous and lethal antifreeze.

Pcso Dave Russell checks gardens in Windsor Bank, Boston.

Pcso Dave Russell checks gardens in Windsor Bank, Boston.

Families are concerned about their pets. Pictured is Jamie Brown, 37, Kaizi Brown, 11, Nigah, 5, with Freddie the cat.

Families are concerned about their pets. Pictured is Jamie Brown, 37, Kaizi Brown, 11, Nigah, 5, with Freddie the cat.

Micheal Kettle, vet at Marshlands Vets - which has dealt with more than 40 cases of cats poisoned by antifreeze from the Woad Farm Road area. He is pictured here with Emily Cooper-Doig, student vet nurse.

Micheal Kettle, vet at Marshlands Vets - which has dealt with more than 40 cases of cats poisoned by antifreeze from the Woad Farm Road area. He is pictured here with Emily Cooper-Doig, student vet nurse.