Do you recognise the Croydon cat killer’s route over Christmas?
Do you know someone who travelled this route around London, Kent and Buckinghamshire this Christmas?
Rescuers investigating the Croydon cat killings have released information about a spate of killings that took place over Christmas and New Year.
South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty (SNARL) has put the locations of the killings in order, in the hopes that someone will recognise the route apparently taken by the culprit.
The first cat was killed on Thursday December 21 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Their body wasn’t found until New Year’s Eve.
A cat was taken on Friday December 22 between 1pm and 7pm in Beckenham, before a second cat was taken that same evening from Carshalton.
Another animal was then attacked the following day, Saturday December 23, in Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire.
On Christmas Eve, the body of the cat killed in Beckenham was returned to their owners. The next day – Christmas Day – the Carshalton victim’s body was returned too.
The killer then moved on to their next victim, an animal in Wallington, who was killed on Christmas Eve and found on Christmas Day. Another two animals were killed on Boxing Day in Harrow, and in Worcester Park, Kingston.
On New Year’s Eve the killer’s final victim was killed in Penge.
The cat killer's route over Christmas
- Dec 21: Tunbridge Wells, Kent
- Dec 22: Beckenham, Kent
- Dec 22: Carshalton, South London
- Dec 23: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
- Dec 24: Beckenham, Bromley
- Dec 24: Wallington, South London
- Dec 25: Carshalton, South London
- Dec 26: Harrow, North London
- Dec 26: Worcester Park, South London
- Dec 31: Penge, South London
‘This list has been released in the hope that someone recognises the journeys, or part of the journeys, undertaken over the festive season by the individual known as the UK animal killer,’ Boudica Rising, from SNARL, wrote.
‘We are keen to hear from anyone who recognises these movements. It contains only confirmed cases – we have a few which remain unconfirmed which we are still looking into.’
She added: ‘Please also remember that behind this data sits a number of grieving families who have had the most appalling festival season.
‘Someone, somewhere knows who this individual is. Shop them and do it now.’
Anyone with information is being urged to call the police on 101, quoting ‘Operation Takahe’ (pronounced ta-ka-hay), or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.