The search for Halstead’s oldest cat goes on, and the record now stands at 22 - or more than 100 in cat years.

Mavis, owned by Neil Yeo, 48, of Shellcroft in Colne Engaine, was thought to be the oldest at 21, but she has been trumped by not one, but three felines which now jointly hold the title.

Owned by David Mellor, of Nether Court, Halstead, Billy is a 22-year-old who is still young at heart.

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