Britain’s most hated woman who was captured on CCTV dumping a cat into a wheelie bin went into hiding today – after she received hundreds of DEATH THREATS from around the WORLD.
The tubby grey-haired woman sparked outrage when footage of her tossing four-year-old tabby Lola into the family wheelie bin was released on YouTube.
Police stepped in yesterday and informally offered the vilified woman protection in light of threats from outraged animal lovers worldwide.
PSCOs are on duty outside the woman’s home ‘to ensure public order is maintained’ if she is identified to the public.
A Facebook page set up by Lola’s appalled owners Stephanie Andrews-Mann, 24, and her husband Darryl, 26, attracted thousands of comments from furious animal lovers demanding justice.
Adam ‘Riichie’ Richardson wrote: ”sum1 should fill the bin with petrol put the old fart init and light it. SHE SHOULD BE KILLED !!!”
James Barratt wrote: ”Thinks we should spray her with BBQ sauce and throw her into a den of lions at a zoo and spend 15hours pointing and laughing as he sing soft kittie warm kittie tear her leg off.”
David Varley wrote: ”Sick bitch. if u done that to my cat I would kill u.”
Matthew Hogg added: ”What a horrible piece of sh*t that woman is id love to break her nose.”
The woman contacted police after reading the comments who visited her and agreed to presence at her home for her own safety.
A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said: ”There have been a lot of threatening comments written about her – these could be interpreted as death threats.
”Coventry Police are supporting this investigation and urge the public to leave the matter to be dealt with correctly by the authorities.
”Coventry Police have not arrested the woman because she has not committed a criminal offence.
”The woman is not being given police protection but Coventry Police are making sure that the woman is ok, as they would any other member of their community.”
The middle-aged woman was caught on CCTV stroking Lola outside the Mann’s home in Bray’s Road in Coventry at 7.55pm on Saturday (21/8).
But she then grabbed the four-year-old cat by the scruff of the neck before she threw it into a wheelie bin and slammed the lid closed. She then calmly walked away.
Terrified Lola was trapped in the bin for 15 HOURS before her Darryl, 26, finally found her the following morning.
Footage of the attack was captured by a CCTV camera which the couple use to monitor the front of their home.
Today the RSPCA confirmed they had identified the woman and would be questioning her.
A spokeswoman said: ”A woman featured in cctv footage putting a cat in a bin in Brays Road, Coventry has now been identified.
”The RSPCA is leading an investigation into the incident and will be interviewing the woman shortly.
”Coventry Police are supporting this investigation and urge the public to leave the matter to be dealt with correctly by the authorities.”
At 12.30pm today the Facebook page entitled ‘Help Find The Woman Who Put My Cat In The Bin’ had attracted 6,184 supporters.