The so-called 'Croydon cat killer' is believed to have struck again - this time beheading a deer.
The animal killer is thought to have killed more than 250 creatures and has now been linked to the mutilation of a deer in south Croydon.
Butchered deer are usually considered the work of poachers. But the injuries on a hoof and the head of the animal are consistent with those found on cats and foxes, according to a charity investigating the animal deaths alongside police.
The attacks come after two cats and a fox cub were found beheaded in Surrey in the space of a week earlier in July.