After more horrific incidents, animal protection activists are becoming increasingly worried that the infamous ‘Croydon Cat Killer’ is back on the loose.

The so-called  ‘Croydon Cat Killer’ is alleged to have killed, dismembered and mutilated 400 cats and other animals across England since 2014.

Police carried out a three-year investigation into the cat killings but concluded it in 2018 saying they were ‘probably killed by foxes’. 

Many owners, as well as animal advocates, believe that the “Croydon Cat Killer” is still out there. 

Emma Blehs’ cat Alley disappeared in Christchurch in November and was later found dead.

She thought it was the work the “Croydon Cat Killer.”

The 40-year-old told the Metro in November: ‘I have contacted the police, RSPCA and SNARL, who are investigating the cat killer.

‘They say that the fact Alley was missing her head and tail is the killer’s signature as he keeps trophies.’

She stated that the “monster” must be stopped from carrying on further attacks.  

Another brutal attack happened in Christchurch, Dorset, in November, after Emma Blehs cat Alley (pictured) went missing and was found decapitated afterwards

Christchurch, Dorset was hit with another horrific attack on November 11. Emma Blehs (pictured) disappeared and was discovered decapitated.

Killings began in Croydon in 2014 and spread across London and the rest of the UK (pictured). A 31-year-old man was arrested in January 2018 in connection with the killings but was later released

The killings started in Croydon, in 2014. They spread throughout London and the UK. The killings were first committed by a man aged 31. He was eventually released after being arrested.

A second cat was reported missing in West Hill, Croydon on October 8. The body of the animal was discovered outside the house on Sunday, October 10.

After a vet concluded that  was deliberately killed, the shocking discovery was reported to police, according to Inside Croydon. 

Jodie Albutt posted the following on social media: “It was just sheer luck that our kids did not find him.”  

In another recent incident, a family's pet cat went missing from its home in West Hill, Croydon, on October 8 and its body was found outside the house on Sunday October 10

Another recent incident was the disappearance of a pet cat belonging to a Croydon family. The body of the animal’s owner, West Hill Cat, was discovered outside its house on Sunday, October 10.

Animal protection activists described the attack as “truly horrible”. 

These experts believe the death was committed by the “Croydon Cat Killer” and warn pet owners to keep an eye on their pets.

A second cat was also found dead and headless in Crawley’s street.

Investigators suspect that the Sept. 2 discovery may also be the result of the “Croydon Cat Killer”. 

A 2018 map marked out the places the 'Croydon Cat Killer' was said to have dismembered, mutilated and killed cats

An 2018 map showed the locations where the “Croydon Cat Killer” was believed to have killed, dismembered and mutilated cats.

And it isn't the only recent attack, with another cat found headless and butchered in a Crawley street. Investigators believe the September 2 discovery could also have been the work of the 'Croydon Cat Killer'

This is not the first attack on a cat. A second victim was found headless and mutilated in Crawley. Investigators think the Croydon Cat Killer may also be responsible for the Sept. 2 death.

Boudicca Rising (pictured right) in 2018 with ex-partner Tony Jenkins whom she founded South Norwood Animal Rescue (SNARL) with. She now heads up SLAIN (South London Animal Investigation) and said while animal killings have decreased because of patrolling public areas at night she fears the 'Croydon Cat Killer' is on the prowl again

Boudicca rising (pictured right), in 2018. She was with Tony Jenkins, her ex-partner who founded South Norwood Animal Rescue. She is now the head of SLAIN (South London Animal Investigation). While animal deaths have declined because she patrolled public areas at night, she still fears that the ‘Croydon Cat Killer.

 Boudicca Rising, from SLAIN, the South London Animal Investigation Network, said: ‘We would ask that if anyone finds a mutilated animal that they contact us on 07957 830490 or via our Facebook page. They can be directed to the closest vet, or arrange for their attendance ourselves.

The night-time patrol of public areas has reduced the number of incidents, and in some areas there have not been any for over two years.     

However, more than 400 cases of cats being dismembered or decapitated have been reported.

The first murders took place in Croydon, UK in 2014. They spread throughout London and the UK. 

In connection to the murders, a 31-year old man was taken into custody in January 2018. He was released later.  

The case against the “Croydon Cat Killer” was closed by police in 2018 claiming that it had been closed because of ‘probably foxes’ committing the murders. 

Police closed their 'Croydon Cat Killer' case in 2018, saying that it was 'probably foxes' carrying out the killings. Owners reacted with fury, including Samantha Glass and her daughter Tabitha Brown (pictured), who found their cat Harley dead at their family home

In 2018, police closed the case of the ‘Croydon Cat Killer. They said that it was likely foxes who were responsible. Samantha Glass (pictured) and Tabitha Brown, her daughter, reacted furiously when their cat Harley was found dead at the family’s home.

Samantha Glass and Tabitha Brown were furious when their pet Harley was found dead at the family’s home.

Ms Glass said at the time: ‘Words fail me – this is a massive fail on all accounts,’ she said. “We need victims to unite to protest the police.

“What other options are there? Met evidence is overwhelming that cat mutilation has been done by clean slices.

“There were decapitated heads all over London. What happens when the killer takes the tail back to the door?

A social media campaign was launched by her to protest the slaughter of cats and animals.

At one time, 15 police officers were on the trail of Jack the Ripper for cats. 

Ukiyo who was found dismembered near her owner's home in the Croydon area of London

Ukiyo, who was discovered dismembered close to her home in Croydon, London.

Due to reports of many mutilated cats with often their heads and tails cut, investigation began in November 2015. 

We found three CCTV footages of foxes with parts of cat bodies in their mouths. 

The officers worked closely with the RSPCA, South Norwood Animal Rescue League (SNARL) and other local charities. 

It was later revealed that officers spent £140,000 on the investigation, including £8,000 on specialist post-mortems to conclude the killings were the work of foxes.

However, owners and SNARL were unable to accept the explanations and had previously pledged to locate the perpetrator.

And in 2019, Sussex residents feared a 'Brighton Cat Killer' was at large after 25 cats were stabbed to death in 18 months. They found Steve Bouquet  (pictured) was the culprit and killed 16 cats in Brighton- he was jailed for five years

In 2019, Sussex residents were concerned that the ‘Brighton Cat Killer,’ a man who stabbed 25 cats to death within 18 months was still at large. They found Steve Bouquet  (pictured) was the culprit and killed 16 cats in Brighton- he was jailed for five years

SNARL continued the investigation after SNARL filed a petition to reopen this case.

In 2019, Sussex residents were concerned about a Brighton Cat Killer’ after 25 cats died from being stabbed in the 18-months preceding.

Operation Diverge, a separate police investigation to find the killers behind the killing spree was launched by officers.

Steve Bouquet was convicted of the crime and 16 cats were killed in Brighton. He was then sentenced to five-year imprisonment. 

Animal protection activists fear that the “Croydon Cat Killer” will strike again.