A beast of Bexley-type creature is believed to have been spotted in Thamesmead.

The sighting happened at around 3am on Saturday morning (August 9) in Goldfinch Road when a man was woken up by something screeching.

He looked out of his window and saw a small animal racing along the pathway followed by a larger one.

The man, who did not want to be named, said: "I saw a black animal rolling on the grass between two trees.

"I thought to myself, 'Bloody hell! That's the biggest moggy I've ever seen', and then thought, 'It must be a dog'.

"However, its head was cat-like and its tail was very long.