Cat killer on the loose in city centre
A SERIAL cat killer is on the loose in a seaside resort, where seven of the pets have been found dead or injured.
At least two of the animals were stabbed and three have died from injuries.
The first attack in Brighton took place in mid-September, the latest on Monday – all in Ditchling Rise, close to the city’s railway station.
Sussex Police confirmed none had been attacked by animals or accidentally injured.
PC Andy Chapman said: “We understand the impact and emotional distress caused to the owners of much-loved pets and we are determined to put an end to these attacks.”
Tony Jenkins, of charity South Norwood Animal Rescue Liberty, said he did not believe the attacks were connected to the infamous “Croydon Cat Killer”.
He said: “We think it’s a separate perpetrator because there are stab wounds and the injuries are different.”
In September, the Metropolitan Police dropped a three-year probe into 400 cat deaths attributed to the Croydon Cat Killer, blaming foxes and collisions with vehicles.