Brighton ‘cat killer’ stabbed seven pets in a month, court told

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  • The Telegraph published this video item, entitled “Brighton ‘cat killer’ stabbed seven pets in a month, court told” – below is their description.

    A man accused of stabbing pet cats in Brighton claimed seven victims in one month, a court has heard.

    Steve Bouquet, a 54-year-old shopping centre security guard, allegedly attacked the pets with a knife, leaving them with horrific and often fatal wounds.

    Between October and November 2018, Mr Bouquet allegedly stabbed seven cats, killing two of them. He has been charged with 16 counts of criminal damage, as pet cats are deemed to be property.

    At Chichester Crown Court, owners described their horror at discovering the appalling injuries suffered by their pets.

    Tina Randall, whose 11 and a half-year-old cat Gideon was one of those attacked, said she had found her pet with blood spurting out of a deep shoulder wound.

    She said: “Gideon came in through the front door. He seemed to flop down and I noticed there was something wrong with him. It was a three-quarter inch straight wound. It did not look like a bite. I immediately thought it was a stab wound. He was fading and, as I picked him up, blood spurted out.”

    Ms Randall, who is a former veterinary assistant, took him to the vets, where he underwent emergency surgery and survived.

    In total, seven cats Hannah, Wheatley, Alistair, Rigby, Gideon, Tommy and Samson, were stabbed during the period. Tommy and Hannah died from their injuries.

    Read more here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/06/23/man-accused-brighton-cat-killings-stabbed-seven-pets-month-court/

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