Martin Clunes Joins the List of Celebrities Speaking Out Against the Croydon Cat Killer
As the Croydon cat killer continues to pose a serious threat to animals in South London, British actor Martin Clunes has sent a letter to the London commissioner of police urging him to take every measure necessary to find the culprit, including re-examining all available CCTV footage.
“As someone who shares my home with several four-legged companions, I read with horror that some of the cats had been decapitated, disembowelled or dismembered – this is the stuff of nightmares. The local community is understandably distraught and frightened. No one feels safe while this sick individual is on the loose.”
Martin, who went to school in Croydon, goes on to note that many animal abusers also commit serious violent crimes against humans, as confirmed by mental-health professionals and top law-enforcement officials.
“Research in psychology and criminology shows that people who commit acts of cruelty to animals don’t stop there – many of them move on to their fellow humans. That is a scary thought indeed.”
A host of celebrities have already voiced their concern about the risk the killer poses to animals and the whole Croydon community. X Factor presenters Caroline Flack and Dermot O’Leary – as well as You Me At Six lead vocalist Josh Franceschi – have alerted their more than 4 million combined Twitter followers about PETA’s offer in the hope that getting the word out will lead to an arrest. A number of other celebs – including Abbey Clancy, model Danielle Lloyd and Atomic Kitten star Liz McClarnon – have also expressed their disgust at the actions of this twisted killer.
What the hell this makes me physically sick this person needs to be found and jailed ! https://t.co/su23Q1vZYL
— Abbey Clancy (@OfficialClancy) January 27, 2016
@PETAUK absolutely disgusting!!
— Elizabeth McClarnon (@LizMcClarnon) January 27, 2016
Whoever done this to this poor dog deserves the same doing to them how could they it’s sickening disgusting abuse😭 https://t.co/unuqt008Jz
— Danielle Lloyd (@MissDLloyd) January 27, 2016
James McVey, lead guitarist of hit band The Vamps, has even offered gig tickets to anyone who shares information leading to the identification of the individual responsible for the attacks.
Ps, I’ll give tour tickets to the person who finds this scum. Just email me 🙂 @PETAUK
— James McVey (@TheVampsJames) January 15, 2016
PETA is offering a £5,000 reward for information leading to a conviction. We’re also asking people who live in the Croydon or West Norwood area to keep their cats safely indoors – and to keep an eye out for any suspicious activity.
You can raise awareness by printing out some of our reward posters and putting them up locally.
Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact Croydon Police on 101, or the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.
If you find an animal in the local area who has been attacked, as well as contacting the police, please also get in touch with SNARL (South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty) who will facilitate evidence collection and liaise with the police. Phone number: 07957 830490.