‎POLICE are investigating after two girls were seen throwing and kicking a cat at cars on a busy road in Devizes on Saturday evening.

The owner of the cat was horrified when she was contacted by vets and then later told about its ordeal from a witness who saw how it had suffered at the hands of youngsters in London Road at about 10pm.

PC Paul Woodbridge said: “This is obviously an extremely unpleasant and upsetting incident where a cat has been reported to have been thrown at one car and then kicked at another car.

"The cat was taken in by staff at the Travel Lodge in London Road and then taken to the vets to check for any injuries. It has since been returned to its owner with, fortunately, no long term issues. The owner is understandably upset by what has happened."

The owner took to social media to appeal for witnesses. She said: "Someone took him from the Quakers walk estate up to by the Travel Lodge.

"These young people then decided to throw him in front of oncoming traffic. A wonderful kind lady rescued him from them and took him to the vets."

She later heard from a witness who have her more information about what had happened to her black and white cat Timmy.

She said: "Timmy was thrown into her car then bounced off to the car behind. When he tried to get back on the path he was kicked into the road into another car.

"There were two women one with a child in their arms and some young blokes about.I am now asking people to please come forward if you know anything about these nasty crazy people."

A police spokesman said: "Shortly after 10pm on 12 January, we received a report that two girls had been seen to throw and kick a black and white cat in the London Road area of Devizes.

"The girls were walking along London Road towards the petrol garage at the time and are both described as white - they had a young child with them.

"An officer attended the scene and carried out an area search but could not locate the girls described.

“We’d appeal to anyone who saw anything that could help with identifying the girls involved to call 101 and quote log number 322 of 12 January.”

Jacky Macqueen of Macqueen vets said; "We cared for him and were able to find the owner through his microchip."