Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101, quoting log 1405 of 21/03/24. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.'

An RSPCA spokesperson said: 'This is very sad and it would have been very unpleasant for the person who found the cat, and our thoughts are with the cat's carers.

'If anyone has any information about this incident then we would ask that they please call us on 0300 123 8018.'

The brutal attack comes after a fourth kitten in a matter of months was found dead in a sandbag in the same woods in West Yorkshire by the same owner.