Police are investigating after a cat was recently found dead in the Merton Park area.

Merton Police published the announcement on its Facebook page following the incident on May 12.

People are currently being urged to contact officers if they see someone kidnapping or harming a cat as soon as possible.

The Facebook post read: “If it’s an incident you are watching and it definitely looks like an abduction [i.e., the cat is struggling or being injured], then please call us on 999 as a matter of urgency.

“For an incident which is over and the person/s are no longer there, please still report it to us on 101.

“We advise you to follow the above steps before posting to social media sites.”

It is currently unknown how the cat died or whether the incident is currently linked with any others.