A serial cat killer is believed to have struck in Kingston at the weekend.

Lulu was found decapitated outside her home in the KT2 area of Kingston near Ham at about 7am on Saturday morning.

The 18-year-old pet is believed to be the latest victim of the Croydon cat killer, also known as the M25 cat killer, who has been murdering and beheading cats across the capital.

The sick killer is thought to run cats over in a vehicle before removing their tails and heads and leaving them ‘placed’ outside their homes.

Boudicca Rising from South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty (SNARL) went to pick up Lulu’s body on Sunday.  

The group is working with the police and RSPCA to forensically test the bodies and help catch the killer.

She said: “This looks like another victim. There are certain markers that we look for, such as positioning of the body and the kind of injuries. Everyone was ticked with poor Lulu.

“I think everything is pointing to this being one person. Whoever is doing this is clearly aware of CCTV and most of the victims are in residential areas.”

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Cats thought to be victims of the killer. 

An RSPCA expert has examined 19 bodies found across London so far and confirmed the deaths appear to be linked.

It is thought the killer has targeted many more pets with similar killings dating back as far as 2008.

Ms Rising added that SNARL was hearing of “about two cases a week” since the cat killer cases starting being publicised.

Lulu’s owners said in a statement: “She was a much loved member of our family. We are all very upset at what happened and we feel totally violated by the way she was taken from us.

“We will miss Lulu very much and hope that the person who is doing this is caught. If anyone has any information please come forward. We hope that no one else has to go through this.”

An RSPCA spokeswoman said it was too early to tell whether Lulu’s death was linked to the serial cat killer.

She said: “To date 19 bodies examined by the experts have been confirmed as being linked. These bodies were found in areas all over London.

 “Please be reassured that we take all reports of animal cruelty very seriously. A dedicated team is continuing to work closely with the police and looking into all evidence given to us to see if there is deliberate cruelty involved.

“We are particularly keen to be called if and when a cat is found dead in suspicious circumstances so we can do all relevant tests and investigate.
“We would also appeal for any drivers who believe their vehicle could accidentally have hit a cat to contact the police as part of the ongoing investigation.  

Animal rights campaign group PETA is offering a £5,000 reward for information leading to the capture of the killer.

Anyone with information should call the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018 or DS Andy Collin from the Metropolitan Police on 0208 6490216.

SNARL can be contacted via their Facebook page HERE.