A Westbury cat lover has pleaded with drivers to slow down after three of her pets were killed within six weeks.

Emma Weale, 41, fears speeding motorists on Leigh Park Way are placing pets in danger - and she is not ruling out the fact that something more sinister may be going on.

Ms Weale, of Highland Close, says she has been left "heartbroken" by the loss of three of her cats.

The first, Henry, was killed in September, while the second Theo was mown down in October.

The third, Katie, who had recently given birth to five kittens, was killed on November 9 - the day of her daughter Rachel's 17th birthday.

Emma said: "My family and I have been left heartbroken by their deaths. To have three cats killed in six weeks is just not right.

"When I found that Katie had died, I just burst into tears. I just didn't know how to tell my daughter that she had gone too."

After the latest death, Ms Weale called the RSPCA to report all three incidents.

Ms Weale is now appealing to drivers to slow down if they see pets crossing the road. She said: "If you have heard anything, seen anything, please call the RSPCA and tell them.

"Also, if you are a pet owner on Leigh Park that has lost a cat in the last two months, even if you are convinced your cat was innocently hit by a car, please tell them as it might point to a pattern in a certain area.

"Lastly, if you are a pet owner, especially cats, you might want to keep a closer eye on them for a couple of weeks, just in case."