All seven incident have occurred within one mile of Ditchling Rise in Brighton. Injuries to the family pets have ranged from stab wounds to the legs to dis-embowelling.
JODY DOHERTY-COVE: ‘There have now been seven reports of mutiliated cats in the same square mile of central Brighton. Animal protection charity Snarl says a sadistic hunter who slashes cats is on the loose. Boudicca Rising, founder of Snarl, which is desperately trying to find the culprit, said: “Two more reports have come into us – one was a stab to the tummy, the other was a stab to leg. “We are advising all cat owners to keep their cats indoors in the evening.” All seven incident have occurred within one mile of Ditchling Rise in Brighton. Injuries to the family pets have ranged from stab wounds to the legs to disembowelling… Residents in the area and beyond are joining the hunt to find the killer.
Leaflets are expected to be distributed in the area and Snarl has been collating all information and passing it on to the police and the RSPCA. One resident even called in psychics to help – but they were called off amid fears the finger could be pointed at the wrong people. Several people have come forward with potential information relating to the killer since the first reports started spreading on social media. One woman revealed that she had made a report to police in September after seeing a man who was “acting crazy” in North Laine – within the mile radius of the attacks. She said the man was in Cheltenham Place, Brighton, and yelled “I’m going to kill the cat”. It is understood police are now looking into the report’. SOURCE…