Postmen have stopped delivering to a house in Cranbrook, Kent, because of a dangerous cat

They say their hands are being ripped to shreds by ginger tom "Bat" as they shove post through the cat flap. The posties also claim the six-year-old moggie claws their legs with vicious swipes, The Sun reports.

The Royal Mail has now told Bat's owner Dan Coyne that it will suspend letter deliveries to his house until he takes action about his pet. Dan said: "I can't believe they are scared of him."

But he admitted: "Bat is a bit of a psycho and has been known to launch himself at people.

"He gets very wound up by the postman and sits under the cat flap waiting for him.