Cat killer on the loose in city cen­tre

Sunday Express - - SPECIAL INVESTIGATION - By News Re­porter

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.

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