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Beast Of Essex: Between Colchester and Lawford
On 28th March 2008 the Daily Gazette featured an article by Lauren Oldershaw entitled ‘Colchester: Fresh ‘beast’ sighting’ in which she detailed a witness account of a large black cat sighting.
‘Another sighting has been made of the elusive so-called beast of Essex.
Alison Wilcox, of Ambrose Avenue in Colchester, said she was on her way back from Hadleigh with her husband when she spotted the panther-like animal standing in a field between Lawford and Colchester in the middle of the day.
"It was definitely not a horse - it was black animal, and I am certain it was this beast everyone keeps talking about.
"It was just standing there, and then I saw in the paper that someone else had heard it growling," added Mrs Wilcox.
The creature has also recently been sighted in Harwich, Colne Engaine and Colchester.’