Wednesday 29 January 2020

Public warned not to approach 'panther' reportedly spotted in Irish town

Black panthers (stock)
Black panthers (stock) Newsdesk

A panther has reportedly been spotted roaming in Ireland, police have warned.

The PSNI said it had been contacted about "a large black cat, possibly a panther" spotted in Newry, Co Down.

On the PSNI's Newry and Mourne Facebook page, it said: "On June 16, 2017 at 11am Police received a report of what has been described as a large black cat, possibly a panther, sighted in the Moneymore Road area of Newry!

"If you do see an animal matching this description can you contact Police immediately and reference serial number 381 16/06/17. DO NOT APPROACH!"

Belfast Telegraph

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