Man laughs as he slaps ginger cat off wall while friend films

The sickening video is believed to have taken place in Portsmouth and was shared on Snapchat

This is the sickening moment a teenager viciously slaps a defenceless cat in the face while his friends laugh in the background.

The vile attack is believed to have taken place in Portsmouth and was shared and filmed on Snapchat with the caption “Geezer”.

The three-second clip shows the teenager attacking the cat as it sits on top of a wall.

As he approaches the cat, the adorable ginger creature leans closer to the boy as if expecting to be stroked.

Instead of stroking the sweet feline, the hoodlum punches the cat in the face.

The terrified animal jumps off the wall away from the attack and his laughing mate.

The footage was uploaded to Twitter by Jai Bailey who wrote: “Name and shame f*****g little p***k #Portsmouth”.

The video has had more than 1.06 million views and has incurred the wrath of many social media users, as well as the RSPCA.

One user wrote: “Turns my stomach. I hope people post updates on this. I want to know some justice has been done.”

Another added: “Many of this generation are out of touch with what it takes to be a good human being. Lost their way for whatever reason and it is very sad. Imagine being cruel to an animal makes him feel strong.”

One user said: “If he did that to my cat I would have smashed his fingers with a hammer so that he wouldn’t be able to do that again,can’t bare cruelty to animals.”

A 15-year-old boy has now been arrested on suspicion of an offence against the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting reference: 44190180705.