COUNTY NEWS: Fears '˜UK cat killer' has struck in Sussex
There are fears that the notorious '˜UK cat killer' may have struck in the county.
South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty (SNARL) said on its Facebook page that it was looking to identify the owners of a female, short-haired black cat which was found dead in Hastings on Friday (December 1).
It said the cat was confirmed as a ‘cat killer victim’.
A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “Details of a dead cat found without its tail in Hastings have been passed to the Metropolitan Police to see if there might be any links to the so-called ‘Croydon Cat Killer’.
“The body of the cat was found in the back garden of a house in Hughenden Road, Hastings about 8am on Friday. Its owner has not yet been identified.
“A crime scene investigator has submitted a report to the Met Police’s Operation Takahe team that has been investigating similar reports in the Croydon/M25 area.
“Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting serial 594 of 03/12.”