The mystery has been solved then.
The whereabouts of the kitten Beauty stolen by the estranged wife of Lib Dem MP from his lover's home has now been established.
Mrs Hemming was was filmed on CCTV removing the pet from Emily Cox's home last year and was was ordered to do 150 hours of community work and pay £1,000 costs on Friday.
She could remember what happened to the kitten but now it appears that that a woman called Sheila Bates contacted John Hemming's constituency office on Friday to say she had been looking after Beauty in Sparkhill.
The cat,we are told, has since had kittens and is still weaning them but has been reunited by her owner.