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Tyson the Asda Cat spreads its wings to Ashford Designer Outlet

A cat regularly spotted outside a supermarket has moved on to a nearby shopping centre.

Tyson, the third moggy to be nicknamed 'Asda Cat' by staff at Ashford's branch in Kimberley Way, has now been spotted at the Ashford Designer Outlet.

Tyson the Asda Cat checks out some Tommy Hilfiger coats to stave off the winter cold. Picture: Jack Jarvis
Tyson the Asda Cat checks out some Tommy Hilfiger coats to stave off the winter cold. Picture: Jack Jarvis

Normally found in the entrance foyer of the supermarket, he's now been reported as far away as Caffè Nero and Tommy Hilfiger - the other side of the shopping centre to Asda.

Over the last few months, social media has been flooded by pictures of the famous feline as well as accounts of meeting him.

His owners have reportedly asked people not to feed him, but approve of his frequent trips.

Tyson is the latest in a line of "Asda Cats", following from Daisy and Sammy.

Following Sammy's death in August, supermarket staff erected a memorial plaque for the tail-less pussycat.

Tyson the Asda Cat strolls along the Outlet's promenade. Picture: Jack Jarvis
Tyson the Asda Cat strolls along the Outlet's promenade. Picture: Jack Jarvis
Tyson has also been visiting Caffè Nero, perhaps enjoying the smell of a cat-uccino being made. Picture: Fiona Sullivan
Tyson has also been visiting Caffè Nero, perhaps enjoying the smell of a cat-uccino being made. Picture: Fiona Sullivan

Interestingly the plaque lists Sammy as "The Asda/Outlet Cat", suggesting Tyson isn't the first one to venture into the shopping centre.

However Sammy wins the prize for furthest distance travelled, reaching Gillingham after going missing for a month.

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