A BARNSLEY woman has been left distraught after her cat was attacked in Hoyland - leaving her pet with a broken jaw.

Amanda Bell says her cat, Skittles, was attacked last Monday (October 3).

Skittles suffered a broken jaw, and has had to have an operation to wire it back together.

Skittles will also need another operation in a few months time to help repair the damage - costing Amanda hundreds of pounds in vets' bills.

Amanda said: "It's absolutely disgusting that people are deliberately hurting defenceless animals.

"My children are heartbroken their pet has had to go through this."

The attack follows a similar story in the Barnsley Chronicle, where a family's cat was attacked on Beckett Street.