Police arrest man on suspicion of stealing pedigree cat

Mr Muk, a siberian forest cat, was taken from outside his north London home in July

A large pedigree cat has been reunited with his owner nearly two months after being snatched.

The ginger siberian forest cat, Mr Muk, had been missing since he was taken from outside his owner’s home in Islington, north London, on 30 July.

Police said a suspect was later spotted on CCTV cradling the cat at a railway station.

A 22-year-old man was arrested in West Hampstead on Tuesday evening on suspicion of theft and remains in custody.

Scotland Yard said Mr Muk is back home with his owner, who was described as “very upset” by the theft.