Pedigree cats are taken by burglars in Scholes

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Leigh Sutton, wife Kate and daughters Saffron, six, and Summer, four Leigh Sutton, wife Kate and daughters Saffron, six, and Summer, four

A family’s Christmas celebrations were ruined by burglars who took their beloved pedigree cats.

Thieves broke into the home of Leigh Sutton, wife Kate and daughters Saffron, six, and Summer, four, in Scholes near Cleckheaton.

They took not only electrical goods, but also the family’s pedigree Birman cats Mazuma and Ruble.

They then made their escape in the family’s Volkswagen Polo, which has since been found, undamaged, in Wyke.

But although there was cat hair in the car, the cats are still missing.

Mr Sutton said: “They’re house cats, they’ve been house cats since day one. They might go out into the garden but never any further. They were never outside cats, that’s what’s so worrying. They don’t know about traffic.” He said since the incident, which happened overnight on Friday, he had been putting up posters in the area pleading for the cats to be returned.

Mr Sutton said the tom cats were fluffy and white with grey faces and tails and blue eyes.

He said they wouldn’t have much monetary value as they were both ten- years-old and had been neutered, but they were a part of the family and his daughters were desperate to have them back. He said: “One of my daughters said, ‘I’m happy because it’s Christmas and Santa’s coming, but I’m sad because there are only four members of our family.”

Also missing after the burglary are an iPad, the children’s Nintendo DS games consoles, a laptop, a vacuum cleaner and even Mr Sutton’s old pairs of trainers. He said: “I don’t care about them, I’m insured. It’s the blooming cats.”

He said luckily the family’s Christmas presents hadn’t been downstairs so they weren’t stolen. A police spokesman said: “Enquiries are ongoing and any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Dewsbury CID via 101.”

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11:43am Wed 26 Dec 12

The Hoffster says...

Why was no-one in the house ? - knowing that there were valuables all over the place?
Why was no-one in the house ? - knowing that there were valuables all over the place? The Hoffster
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1:22pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Albion. says...

The Hoffster wrote:
Why was no-one in the house ? - knowing that there were valuables all over the place?
They WERE insured.
[quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: Why was no-one in the house ? - knowing that there were valuables all over the place?[/p][/quote]They WERE insured. Albion.
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1:30pm Wed 26 Dec 12

mad matt says...

Errrrm - correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't one role of the police supposed to be to PREVENT crime?
Hope they do get the cats back safely because I know how I felt when someone tried to steal mine a few years ago.
Errrrm - correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't one role of the police supposed to be to PREVENT crime? Hope they do get the cats back safely because I know how I felt when someone tried to steal mine a few years ago. mad matt
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2:04pm Wed 26 Dec 12

The Hoffster says...

Albion. wrote:
The Hoffster wrote:
Why was no-one in the house ? - knowing that there were valuables all over the place?
They WERE insured.
If you deliberately leave your property with valuables inside, then not sure if any insurer will cover you for that.

It's like leaving your car keys in your car; if you pop inside for a few mins and your car's gone, tough. You won't get any payout.
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: Why was no-one in the house ? - knowing that there were valuables all over the place?[/p][/quote]They WERE insured.[/p][/quote]If you deliberately leave your property with valuables inside, then not sure if any insurer will cover you for that. It's like leaving your car keys in your car; if you pop inside for a few mins and your car's gone, tough. You won't get any payout. The Hoffster
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2:15pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Albion. says...

The Hoffster wrote:
Albion. wrote:
The Hoffster wrote:
Why was no-one in the house ? - knowing that there were valuables all over the place?
They WERE insured.
If you deliberately leave your property with valuables inside, then not sure if any insurer will cover you for that.

It's like leaving your car keys in your car; if you pop inside for a few mins and your car's gone, tough. You won't get any payout.
Don't talk such blo*dy nonsense! You're allowed to go out!
Anyway they haven't claimed that anything missing was particularly valuable, they are upset about the cats, but even admit that they are of little financial value.
[quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: Why was no-one in the house ? - knowing that there were valuables all over the place?[/p][/quote]They WERE insured.[/p][/quote]If you deliberately leave your property with valuables inside, then not sure if any insurer will cover you for that. It's like leaving your car keys in your car; if you pop inside for a few mins and your car's gone, tough. You won't get any payout.[/p][/quote]Don't talk such blo*dy nonsense! You're allowed to go out! Anyway they haven't claimed that anything missing was particularly valuable, they are upset about the cats, but even admit that they are of little financial value. Albion.
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3:54pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Shelfrhino says...

The Hoffster wrote:
Why was no-one in the house ? - knowing that there were valuables all over the place?
Idiot.
[quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: Why was no-one in the house ? - knowing that there were valuables all over the place?[/p][/quote]Idiot. Shelfrhino
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4:36pm Wed 26 Dec 12

The Hoffster says...

Shelfrhino wrote:
The Hoffster wrote:
Why was no-one in the house ? - knowing that there were valuables all over the place?
Idiot.
Your mother.
[quote][p][bold]Shelfrhino[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: Why was no-one in the house ? - knowing that there were valuables all over the place?[/p][/quote]Idiot.[/p][/quote]Your mother. The Hoffster
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6:10pm Wed 26 Dec 12

CJViper says...

The Hoffster wrote:
Why was no-one in the house ? - knowing that there were valuables all over the place?
They WERE in the house,asleep! The burglary took place in the early hours of Sunday morning.
[quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: Why was no-one in the house ? - knowing that there were valuables all over the place?[/p][/quote]They WERE in the house,asleep! The burglary took place in the early hours of Sunday morning. CJViper
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9:28am Thu 27 Dec 12

wobbley-bob says...

The Hoffster wrote:
Shelfrhino wrote:
The Hoffster wrote:
Why was no-one in the house ? - knowing that there were valuables all over the place?
Idiot.
Your mother.
You really are a prize **** Iona...... Jeez, grow up 'man'...
[quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shelfrhino[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: Why was no-one in the house ? - knowing that there were valuables all over the place?[/p][/quote]Idiot.[/p][/quote]Your mother.[/p][/quote]You really are a prize **** Iona...... Jeez, grow up 'man'... wobbley-bob
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1:27pm Thu 27 Dec 12

The Hoffster says...

wobbley-bob wrote:
The Hoffster wrote:
Shelfrhino wrote:
The Hoffster wrote:
Why was no-one in the house ? - knowing that there were valuables all over the place?
Idiot.
Your mother.
You really are a prize **** Iona...... Jeez, grow up 'man'...
He started it...
[quote][p][bold]wobbley-bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shelfrhino[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: Why was no-one in the house ? - knowing that there were valuables all over the place?[/p][/quote]Idiot.[/p][/quote]Your mother.[/p][/quote]You really are a prize **** Iona...... Jeez, grow up 'man'...[/p][/quote]He started it... The Hoffster
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