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Image caption The cheetah-like animal was seized from her family home in Roehampton. An African wildcat who can leap 12ft and run 55mph has been seized from her family home in south-west London. Police captured the serval, known as Zena, from a property in Roehampton after she was spotted by a neighbour. Zena will now be taken to a wildlife facility but her owner, James Brown, 35, has started a petition to have the "harmless" pet returned to his family. Wild animal owners must apply for a licence to keep their pets in England. Image caption Zena's owner said she was "harmless". Mr Brown told BBC Radio London he was in the process of putting a licence application together but "they just took her" before he could complete it. Full story

19 July