A council worker was shocked when he responded to a fly-tipping complaint, only to discover a black bag full of severed cats’ heads.

The Council described it as an "extreme example of animal cruelty"

The Council described it as an “extreme example of animal cruelty”

The grisly discovery was made near Manchester’s famous Curry Mile and has prompted both the council and the RSPCA to launch urgent investigations as to how so many cats came to be dead and decapitated.

Chairman of the local Conservative Association, Stephen Woods, said: “We were all absolutely flabbergasted when we found out about this. ‘It’s absolutely disgraceful the way they have been treated.”

A spokesman for Manchester City Council confirmed that they had started an investigation into the “extreme example of animal cruelty:”

“This is obviously an incredibly distressing and sickening incident which we are now looking into, but this is the first incident of its kind we have come across.”