UPDATE: Third big cat sighting

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Tuesday, 4.30pm – BIG cat sightings keep on coming with a reader reporting seeing “a very large black cat” in Chapel Drove, Holbeach Drove, at 7am yesterday.

Judy Drew said the creature was much bigger than an ordinary cat and a resident in the area says he has had pheasants stolen from his shed.

Tuesday, noon - A SECOND big cat was sighted in South Holland yesterday (Monday) – just four days after mum Louise Gann spotted what she thinks was a black panther in a field in Holbeach.

Company environmental manager Jeremy Greaves found a big cat in his garden at Sutton St James at about 6.30am.

Mr Greaves says the animal was a “browny” colour – about as long as a Doberman dog – and his horse “half-bolted” as he lead it into the paddock.

• Police have warned residents who see big cats to keep a safe distance and report sightings to them or to the RSPCA.

Friday, 10am – MUM Louise Gann claims she spotted a black panther in a field as she took her two children to school in Holbeach yesterday (Thursday).

Louise (42), of Washway Rood, Holbeach, was driving from home towards Boston Road South when she glimpsed the big cat in a field not far from the Bull’s Neck pub at about 8.35am.

She said: “It was in between Washway Road and Penny Hill.”

Louise has reported the sighting to police.

Please call our newsroom on 01775 765413 if you have seen the big cat or let us know of similar sightings by commenting on this story.

For more on this story see Tuesday’s Lincolnshire Free Press.