An ageing moggy whose owner believes her to be the oldest cat in Cornwall is still queen of the house at the grand old age of 23.

Kitty chose owner Justine Allen back in 2005 after she started following her home from nights out in Truro .

The pair have been together ever since and when Justine took Kitty to the vets back then, judging by her teeth, the vet estimated her age to be around seven-years-old making her now aged 23.

Justine, a student nurse, said: “She’d follow me home and basically made me her owner. A few people at the time said they remembered her as a kitten so the ages roughly add up to her being 23.

“I shared my pizzas with her, which I probably shouldn’t have done, and she’s been with me ever since.