POLICE are looking for witnesses after a beloved pet cat was mauled to death by two dogs in a “horrific” attack.

Tabatha the cat was wrenched from her horrfied owner's lap by two loose dogs and savaged, in Laburnum Avenue, Edmonton. It later died from its injuries.

The owner, a 76-year-old woman who did not want to be named, said: “"She was the last link to my late husband. I will never ever get over that scene.

“They pulled and pulled her apart and I will never forget this to my dying day. I couldn’t save her, I couldn’t do anything.”

Police investigating have seized two dogs – believed to be a Japanese Akita-crossed with another breed, and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier-cross – following the attack on Friday, August 19, at around 2.30pm.

The Japanese Akita is one of four breeds deemed illegal under current dangerous dog legislation which the Enfield Independent is campaigning to be strengthened.

Detective Sergeant Chris Kirk, who is investigating, released details of the attack to try to encourage witnesses to come forward.

He said: “This was a particularly horrific incident for the victim to witness which has left her traumatised.

“I am keen to speak to anyone with information about this incident."

Officers arrested two boys, aged 16 and 17, and a 19-year-old man in connection with the attack on suspicion of dangerous dog crimes and offences against the person. They have been bailed pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information can call DS Kirk on 0208 345 3342 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.