Tata steelworker at centre of cat allegations is suspended
THE Tata steelworker at the centre of animal cruelty allegations has been suspended.
The Evening Post reported on Saturday that bosses at the steelworks in Port Talbot had launched an investigation amid allegations a live cat was thrown into molten steel.
Now a spokesman for steel giant Tata has confirmed the worker has been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.
"We are investigating an alleged incident that has occurred on site," the spokesman said.
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"One employee is suspended pending a full investigation."
It is believed the alleged incident occurred at the end of last week.
One source told the Evening Post that the alleged incident was captured on CCTV.
It is also now understood that the allegations do not centre on the cat being thrown into molten steel, but into a vessel normally used for it.
The spokesman also confirmed they would cooperate fully with the appropriate authorities such as the police and the RSPCA following the outcome of the investigation.