Suspected Brighton cat killer arrested again

Posted On 12 Sep 2019 at 10:00 am

Police have rearrested a man suspected of killing a cat near Brighton railway station.

The man was first arrested in June as police investigated several cat deaths in Brighton and Hove over the past few years.

Sussex Police said last night ((Wednesday 11 September): “A 52-year-old man arrested in connection with cat deaths in Brighton has been re-arrested, questioned and bailed until (Tuesday) 10 December for further inquiries to take place.”

Chief Superintendent Nick May, divisional commander for Brighton and Hove, said: “This is a complex investigation involving ongoing forensic work and consultations with our Crown Prosecution Service colleagues.

“We remain committed to this case, seeking answers as to how these cats died and obtaining justice for their owners.”

In early June Sussex Police said that a local man had been arrested in connection with cat deaths in Brighton after a break-through in the long-running investigation.

Officers were told about a cat that had been injured near Trafalgar Street, Brighton, on Saturday 1 June. It suffered serious wounds and later died.

Investigators obtained security camera footage of the area and arrested the suspect on Sunday 2 June on suspicion of criminal damage and having an offensive weapon in a public place.

He was released on police bail until Friday 28 June, rebailed until Wednesday 21 August and, now having been rearrested, he has been bailed until Tuesday 10 December.

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