RSPCA could charge Kurt Zouma within days for cruel cat video 6 months ago

RSPCA could charge Kurt Zouma within days for cruel cat video

The RSPCA are 'working at an incredible pace'

Kurt Zouma could be charged by the RSPCA within days for physically abusing his cat, according to a report.

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A clip released by The Sun on Monday showed the Frenchman attacking his cat in a video that was recorded by his brother.

The 27-year-old has since apologised, with the Hammers also condemning his actions and finning him £250,000, while his two cats have been seized by the RSPCA.

Sponsors have distanced themselves from the Frenchman, with adidas ending their deal with him with immediate effect, while Vitality also suspended their deal with West Ham in light of the video.

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In the latest development in this seemingly endless story, the RSPCA are expected to charge the player within days after working 'at an incredible pace' in their investigations.

A source told The Sun: "The RSPCA has been working at an incredible pace — even before video of Zouma’s cat abuse went viral. There is big pressure for them to be taking decisive action after police handed them the lead on the investigation.

"If they deem it severe enough, Zouma could be charged as quickly as next week. There’s a lot of public anger over what happened, and quite rightly, but the investigation needs to be done to the book."

Elsewhere, a petition calling on Zouma to be prosecuted has exceeded 300,000 signatures.

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