Boy, 15, arrested after video showed cat being punched in Portsmouth is released

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A TEENAGER who was arrested after a video of a cat being punched in the head swept across social media has been released from custody.

The shocking Snapchat footage, above, which infuriated thousands online, showed a ginger cat being punched off a garden wall by a passer-by as it leaned in to be stroked. 

Video shows the cat being punched in the head in Portsmouth

Video shows the cat being punched in the head in Portsmouth

Hampshire police confirmed yesterday a 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of an offence under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 in connection with the incident. 

A force spokesman said today the boy has been released but remains under investigation.