A mum who accidentally buried a cat thinking it was her own is appealing to find its owner.

Mum-of-two Donna Marino found a dead tabby cat outside her home in Panfield Lane, Braintree, last Tuesday.

Thinking it was her own beloved family pet Billy, who she has had for seven years, she decided to bury it in her garden within an hour of her discovery.

See this week's Braintree Times for the full story.