A missing pet detective team have been drafted in to help find a lost feline friend.

Bramble the cat went missing from his home in Church Hill Road, Walthamstow, on Wednesday, November 20.

His owner, Andrew Wren, is desperate to find Bramble and says his disappearance is out of character.

Andrew has called in the Animal Search UK pet detective team to assist in the search.

In a video appeal the 1-year-old cat's owner described him as "terribly sweet and cuddly... but a bit timid of strangers".

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Bramble's owner says his disappearance is out of character.

The team of professional pet detectives will raise awareness of the missing cat, put up posters, post flyers, and conduct patrols.

The detectives will also be investigating outbuildings, sheds and undergrowth in case Bramble has had an accident or gone to ground.

Lead investigator Andrew McNair said: “Most missing pets are found within a mile of home – the challenge is making sure that as many people as possible know the pet is missing and encourage everyone to be vigilant and to keep an eye out.

“Work and family commitments often mean owners don’t have time to devote scouring the area looking for their missing pet, and this is why Animal Search UK is a huge help. Visiting neighbours can also be daunting so the team have the expertise to search gardens, garages and outbuildings in order to conduct a thorough search.”

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Animal Search UK's pet detective team offer a 24/7 service.

Anyone with news, information or have seen Bramble should ring the Animal Search UK free confidential hotline on 0800 4 320 340 and quote case ref: ALP377816 or search on the website for pet ref: ALP377816