NORTH Yorkshire Police say an investigation is underway after two kittens were allegedly thrown from a moving car.

A spokesman said the distressing incident occurred between 2pm and 2.15pm on Thursday, November 19, in Water Skellgate and Bondgate Green, in Ripon.

The kittens sadly died.

The vehicle involved is described as being brown or gold in colour. It was driving eastbound from the direction of Ripon towards the A61 at the time of the incident.

Anyone who saw the incident, or the vehicle involved, is asked to contact PC Matthew Scott at Ripon Police Station on 101, or email Please quote reference number 12200204632.