Big cat scare sparks armed police response in London street

Derrick Santistevan

Armed police were sent out to an upmarket London street over issues a big cat was on the loose.

Images from a garden in East Finchley show a big cat with spotted markings, with some homeowners worried it might be a cheetah or leopard.

The Metropolitan Police stated armed officers were sent out to Winnington Roadway – near a location frequently described as “Billionaires’ Row” – at around 9pm on Monday.

A local of the street, Nirmal Sethi, informed MailOnline that police entered his garden to try to find the animal which a helicopter was likewise part of the search.

Police stated the cat ultimately “made off” from the garden however just after an animal specialist had actually aesthetically examined the monster.

“Their conclusion was that the animal was a hybrid, namely a cross-breed of a domestic cat and a Savannah cat,” a police declaration stated.

“The expert opinion was that this animal was not dangerous and not a threat to the public.”

A Savannah cat is the biggest cat type and a cross in between a domestic cat and a serval.

Police stated on Tuesday that they were still making queries to attempt to find the cat and its owner.

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