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George the Wilko cat becomes social media star

Wednesday February 15th 2017

A cheeky tabby has made a new home for himself in a household goods store in Bristol.

Shoppers have been flocking to the Wilko store in Kings Chase Shopping Centre, Bristol, to try and catch a glimpse of George the cat who's been popping up in the store for the last six months.

Now the feline local celebrity is becoming a social media sensation, with fans setting up a Facebook group for shoppers to share their snaps of the characterful kitty as he hides in the nooks and crannies of the store.

The group already has more than 1,000 members.

Pictures show George nestled on plates of shelves, napping on door mats and even snoozing among the dog biscuits. The chilled-out moggie is so docile that one shopper mistook him for a statue.

"We've never found out who the owner is," said Sarah Fowler, 45, who set up the page with 42-year-old Michelle Pibworth.

"We know very little about him to be honest.

"That's one of the reasons we set up the group in the hope that the owner will join, or one of their children or grandchildren."

Copyright Press Association 2017