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Police arrest alleged cat killer

Police arrest alleged cat killer
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LONDON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A British man is accused of poisoning 23 cats in the past three years, police said.

The man, who is in his early 60s and lives in the Heath area of Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, was arrested Saturday, The Daily Telegraph reported. His name was not released.

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Police are asking local pet owners whose cats died suspiciously to come forward. They said they suspect there may have been a number of other victims.

Tracey Salmon, 47, said three of her cats have been poisoned since 2008.

"When the police came around to tell us that they had made an arrest it could not have been better if I had won the lottery," she told the newspaper.

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