A dead cat was found by in Feltham on Sunday (December 4) with its tail allegedly cut off.

The black creature was found shortly after 3.45pm by South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty (SNARL), who said injuries were consistent with other injuries found in a spate of cat killings in England this year.

It was found with its tail removed and SNARL added that due to further injuries it was unable to determine its gender.

SNARL co-founder, Tony Jenkins, said the people who found the cat rang the police.

"When the police came out they said there is not a lot they can do, and said if they removed the body they would just put it in a field to let wildlife have it," he said.

"So they phoned us and we collected it. Unfortunately it was not chipped. Now it is with the police in Croydon".

According to Mr Jenkins around 180 bodies, including around 12 foxes, have been collected across England with similar injuries including decapitation and the cutting off of ears.

The collected bodies of cats all show signs pointing towards the work of one killer, SNARL said.

It was feared in June that a "Croydon cat killer" had killed its 100th victim, according to the Daily Mirror, and Mr Jenkins suspects this is the person who killed the cat found in Feltham.

Bodies have been turning up in Croydon, Liverpool, Manchester and other areas across England and in London including Ealing, he added.

Mr Jenkins said: "A knife is being used. The common ones are removal of the head and tail and head and ears.

"What is quite common among most of the the cases is that they have always put one somewhere public - in front of windows or front gates, one was next to a children's playground."

Police confirmed that the cat was found with its tail removed.

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