A cat was killed by an exploding firework which had been pushed inside it.
Officers were alerted after the cat’s body was found by a woman and her daughter in Shelley Road, Wellingborough, at about 6.05pm on Saturday, November 10.
A firework had been inserted in the cat and had exploded, killing the cat instantly.
Pc Mark Jones said: “This is an unbelievably cruel act and we are very keen to hear from anybody who has any information which will lead to the identification of the perpetrators. Not only was it horrific for the poor animal involved, the witnesses and owners of the cat are understandably very distressed.
“I urge anybody with any information to get in touch so that we can identify and deal with whoever is responsible for this horrible act.”
Witnesses can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.