Information following suspected cat killing incidents
The post-mortem of the cat found on 9 January has concluded that there was no foul-play involved.
In recent weeks there have been two incidents in Hackney where it has been suspected that cats have been killed. At the end of last year the body of a mutilated cat was found on Rossington Street, E5, on 9 January a skinned cat was found in Millfields Park, E5. This latest incident has been reported as a crime.
The police are investigating the incidents and residents should be reassured that they are being taken very seriously.
Torturing or harming a cat, or any other animal, is a crime. If people see anyone deliberately harming, torturing or killing an animal, apart from doing what they can to prevent the perpetrator continuing such action, they should call:
- Police 999 (emergency) / 101 (non-emergency)
- RSPCA 0300 1234 999
Officers have been briefed to allow them to remain vigilant of any further potential incidents and the Council will continue to support the police in their investigations.