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Croydon cat killer - three more cats killed in London area in the past week.

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WannaBe Thu 14-Apr-16 15:45:57

Unable to link atmk] as on my phone but according to my local cat rescue FB page another cat was killed in Archway last night. One in Forest walk on Tuesday and one in Petts wood (which is only about half a mile from me) last week.

How is it the police have been unable to catch this vile individual? sad.

cozietoesie Thu 14-Apr-16 16:19:52

How do they catch them though? And I would believe that they're taking this very seriously indeed.

PinkSparklyPussyCat Thu 14-Apr-16 16:27:00

From what I've read the police are taking it very seriously. The problem is the killings cover such a huge area. The closest one to me was in Bedfont and it really shook me up. It's not on the doorstep but it hit close to home.

Harry is allowed out during the day but not at night but sometimes won't come in during the summer. DH has now been tasked with constructing a screen of some sort so we can have the patio doors open in the evenings without worrying about Harry.

Vinorosso74 Thu 14-Apr-16 16:41:21

Oh that Archway one is a bit too close for comfort for me. Our old girl stays close to home and out the back and she's in from early evening but still that worries me.
I wonder is it one person or a few people. But why? How sick for you have to be to do something like that? The sooner they are caught the better.

cozietoesie Thu 14-Apr-16 16:43:18

I seem to recall that they think it's one person.

Roseberrry Thu 14-Apr-16 16:43:21

Why? Why the fuck would you want to go round killing cats?! I hope they catch the scumbag soon.

WannaBe Thu 14-Apr-16 16:46:23

DS was reading about this somewhere and said that he'd read the fear is that he will move from cats to people, as some of the most notorious serial (sp?) killers started out killing animals.

Apparently he leaves no DNA at all behind.

PinkSparklyPussyCat Thu 14-Apr-16 16:47:17

Cozie is right, apparently there is evidence that it's just the one person.

It's not just cats Roseberry, s/he's also killed rabbits and foxes, although it is predominantly cats.

Sick bastard.

cozietoesie Thu 14-Apr-16 16:47:56

I would imagine that the police would be wanting to apprehend him before he 'graduates his targets' as well.

cozietoesie Thu 14-Apr-16 16:49:21

X post.

Even if he had left dna behind, that's no use without someone to match it to, sadly.

Roseberrry Thu 14-Apr-16 16:49:42

There's not much difference in killing an animal to killing a person imo so that wouldn't surprise me.

God knows how they'll catch him though sad

kinkytoes Thu 14-Apr-16 16:50:31

Horrific! My sympathies to any cat owners in the area, it must be so worrying. If they do catch the perpetrator, I wonder what justice will be meted out, since most animal abusers seem to escape jail.

Ifailed Thu 14-Apr-16 16:53:05

is that he will move from cats
wanting to apprehend him
Even if he had left dna behind
As a cat lover, I share your despair, but where is the evidence the perpetrator is a man?

cozietoesie Thu 14-Apr-16 16:53:55

There is none, of course.

Alfieisnoisy Thu 14-Apr-16 16:54:34

I hope that whoever this is has no kids or other dependents. If he/she does then believe me they will also be suffering.

And I would bet anything that the perpetrator is a man.

cozietoesie Thu 14-Apr-16 16:55:07

I would guess that people in the general area will be imposing curfews on their cats?

Vinorosso74 Thu 14-Apr-16 16:55:55

Yes there is evidence these killers move on to other species. I really hope they catch him/her. Has there been any CCTV footage of a possible suspect at all?

WannaBe Thu 14-Apr-16 16:56:56

God yes. I've only just taken on a cat so she's not allowed out yet. but when she is she certainly will be kept in at night.

Roseberrry Thu 14-Apr-16 16:57:16

its easy to assume it's a man as most murderers are men.

WannaBe Thu 14-Apr-16 16:58:49

Even the notorious female murderers generally had male accomplices (rose west, Myra Hindley)...

Ifailed Thu 14-Apr-16 17:35:12

Oh, for FFS can we get away from from the him/her stuff?

To the cat owners, do you know when this takes place, is it always at night? I've grown up with cats, always had them from a rural background where they were practically feral to college times and the past 30 years in London. Would always let them out at night when I could as it seems that is the time when they do their stuff (cats were nurtured!).
I fear you are going to have to lure them in until this maniac is caught, at least when they do their nasty stuff, but in the meantime let them out if they are 'outdoor' cats as it would be a shame to keep them locked up?

FelicityR313 Thu 14-Apr-16 17:39:41

Is there any link to the story?

foragogo Thu 14-Apr-16 17:39:44

I live in the area and our chipped cat disappeared 18m ago never to be seen or heard from again and i always wonder. I hope they catch this sad inadequate soon.

Ifailed Thu 14-Apr-16 17:42:19

FR313, found this?

foragogo Thu 14-Apr-16 17:42:58

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