News reports of fresh sightings of a mysterious big black cat in north Norfolk have prompted a call from another man who saw it last summer.

Andy Blake, who has a second home at Weybourne, says he spotted the creature in the field at the front of the Muckleburgh Collection museum last June.

He said: "We were driving past about 5.30pm on a summer's evening and about 100 rabbits in the field with a tank in it suddenly scattered. I slowed down and we saw this dark grey animal, about 12 feet long, run across the field and jump clean over two 4ft-high fences.

"The only time I've seen anything like it was when I was younger and saw the black panther in the Jungle Book film," said Mr Blake, of Saddleworth Moor, near Manchester. "I did not know about these big-cat sightings in the past, but we have now spending more time here and saw the headlines."

Last week, there were reported sightings of big black cats near Aylsham and Aylmerton in recent weeks, coinciding with similar sightings in the West Country and Fens.