UK News Is there a giant 'supercat' on the loose in Hampstead? Terrified mother says a ferocious £4,000 designer Savannah breed lunged at her children and left them too terrified to play outside
Loose Women star Nadia Sawalha lands new family cooking show – details
Loose Women star Nadia Sawalha revealed on Monday evening that she has landed her own TV show on ITV which is about her family and foodThe former EastEnders actress had been teasing some exciting news with her fans on Instagram on Monday morning and later made the announcement during a YouTube Live, alongside her husband Mark Adderley.
A mother fears her two young children were just seconds away from being mauled by a crazed 'supercat' that was the size of a dog as they played in their back garden.
Dr Neetu Nirdosh said they are now too terrified to play outside after the beast circled them on the grass, baring its huge fangs before biting and tugging at her daughter's jumper.
The animal, believed to be a £4,000 Savannah cat - a cross between a domestic cat and a wild African cat called a serval - lunged at the youngsters at their home in Hampstead.
The hybrid cat is still believed to be on the loose in the leafy North London area, but police said they are not investigating. The RSPCA said they were aware of the incident, but had also not launched an investigation.
Boy (16) arrested after burglars terrorised student with cleaver
Boy (16) arrested after burglars terrorised student with cleaverBut another person in the property managed to evade the burglars and alerted the gardaí to the crime.
In Pictures: Common myths about cats, debunked [StarsInsider}
Mother-of-four Dr Nirdosh, told how she heard her son Alexander, four, and daughter Falcon, five, scream that a 'cheetah' had entered their garden on Saturday afternoon.
As she peered out of the kitchen window and saw the large leopard spotted cat, 'maternal instinct took over' and she ran outside and desperately tried to scare it away.
Thug filmed on CCTV making hangman's noose to throttle girlfriend in terrifying three hour torture ordeal
Stefan Carr has been jailed for 11 years after subjecting the young dance teacher to a horrific attack which left her with 50 bruises and post traumatic stress disorder.Stefan Carr, 28, was captured on video as he lifted partner Bethany Marchant, 24, off the ground by her neck with a noose he had fashioned from a piece of rope.
Dr Nirdosh told MailOnline: 'I popped my head to the side and I saw this big animal. It was tugging at my child's jumper, circling them.
My heart jumped out of my chest. I dived in. Maternal instinct took over.
'I thought it was going to eat my kids.
'It kept opening its mouth really wide. I threw our toy horse at it. We all ran back inside and locked the door.'
Conflicting Reports Say Brad Pitt Has A New Girlfriend, Jewellery Designer Sat Hari Khalsa
These rumours are toying with my emotions!According to an Us Weekly source, Brad is dating a jewelry designer and holistic healer named Sat Hari Khalsa. If you don’t know Sat, that’s okay because she’s pretty low-key, but you may have actually seen a picture of her and Brad sitting next to each other at a benefit concert last year.
What is a Savannah cat and are they legal in the UK?
Savannah Cats are characterised by their long, slender necks, triangular heads and large, wide ears.
It is a crossbreed of a domestic cat with an African Serval, and they weigh on average between 20 and 30lb.
The first kitten, named 'Savannah' was born on April 7, 1986 and the first generation possessed traits of both domestic cats and African Servals.
Savannah cats for sale are almost always described with the letter 'F' and an accompanying number designation.
This 'F' number is known as a filial number, and indicates how far removed from the Serval side of their ancestry the Savannah cat is.
F1 Savannah cats are cats that have a Serval as one parent and a domestic cat as the other, leading to them being 50% Serval and 50% domestic. These are the rarest Savannah cats.
F2 Savannah cats are second-generation crossings, which have one Serval grandparent with three domestic cat grandparents.
F3 Savannah cats are third generation crossings, with one Serval great-grandparent.
Mother admits murdering two teenage sons
A mother has admitted murdering two of her children as well as conspiring to murder four more. Sarah Barrass pleaded guilty at Sheffield Crown Court on Friday to the murders of 13-year-old Tristan Barrass and Blake Barrass, 14.She also admitted conspiracy to murder six of her children, including Tristan and Blake, and five counts of attempted murder.The attempted murder charges relate to four of her children, including Tristan and Blake.Family member Brandon Machin, 37, also admitted the same charges.
In Pictures: The world's most ridiculously adorable wild animals [StarsInsider]
In the UK, it is not legal to own a Serval or a first generation (F1) Savannah cat, being a cat that is half Serval and half domestic, without a special licence that the average cat owner will be unable to attain.
However, F2 and subsequent generations are legal to own within the UK.
The family, including her two other children, watched in horror as the animal savaged the toy horse through the glass patio doors on Saturday afternoon.
Dr Nirdosh, a cosmetic surgeon with a Harley Street practice who has a number of celebrity clients, said the animal bared it 'huge fangs' as it savaged the toy horse, before running off into the undergrowth.
She added: 'It stayed there for ages, looking at us through the glass. My heart was going like you wouldn't believe.
'If I didn't get there in time I dread to think what would have happened. It was terrifying. It was matter of seconds - that was all.
'It was muscular, powerful, it had huge fangs. It was like something out of a wildlife programme. We stayed inside as it stayed in the garden. I couldn't open the doors.
'My children are too scared to go outside and play anymore. I wouldn't let them anyway. Not until the animal is caught.'
What the papers says – September 30
Allegations of sexual misbehaviour made against the prime minister and possible compulsory vaccinations dominate front pages today.Mr Johnson’s first day at the Conservative Party conference was overshadowed by allegations of sexual misbehaviour leads The Guardian, with the PM issuing a denial that he groped journalist Charlotte Edwardes, who claimed he squeezed her thigh during a private lunch in 1999.
A spokesman for the RSPCA said: 'It looks like this may be a Savannah cat which is a hybrid, bred from a serval (a small African wild cat) and a domestic cat.
'They are a little bigger than domestic cats and are sometimes kept as pets, while some require a Dangerous Wild Animal licence, others do not.
'It is likely a pet which is why it was confident and not frightened around people.
'We’ve not been contacted about this cat but would urge anyone with concerns about a dangerous wild animal on the loose to contact police.
'If an animal is injured, people should call us on our 24-hour line on 0300 1234 999.'
MSN UK is committed to Empowering the Planet and taking urgent action to protect our environment. We’re supporting Friends of the Earth to help solve the climate crisis - please give generouslyor find out more about our campaign .
Scottish mother who 'abducted children from home in Italy' cleared of accusations .
A Scottish mother accused of abducting her children from their home in Italy has been cleared after a judge ruled her husband consented to the move in a WhatsApp message. © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd The woman returned to live in Scotland with her two sons, aged six and three, after fleeing her marital home in Rome earlier this year.Her husband, an oil industry engineer who works in Iraq for six months of the year, brought a case at Scotland's highest civil court seeking an order for the children's return to Italy.