Man accused of scooping up cat in bag fails to appear in court

Cats always land on their feet. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Stock photo of a cat. David Iwo, 23, was due to appear at Norwich Magistrates' Court after being charged with causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal in Norwich on March 23, 2019. - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Norwich man who failed to appear at court after he scooped up a cat in a bag and tried to leave the area with it.

David Iwo, 23, was due to appear at Norwich Magistrates' Court after being charged with causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal in Norwich on March 23, 2019.

But Iwo, of Palmer Road, Norwich, failed to appear before city magistrates on Tuesday, February 23.

A court spokesman has confirmed that a warrant has since been issued for his arrest.

It was not the first time the case has been listed and the matter was previously adjourned from January 29 this year.

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