The so-called Croydon Cat Killer could go on to target humans if they become bored of slaughtering animals, an expert warned today.

Criminal psychologist Dr David Holmes said the killer is a sadist who “enjoys” the act of murder – and could yet escalate their violence.

Up to 50 pets across London are believed to have fallen victim to the killer, with the RSPCA today confirming 20 have “undoubtedly” been slaughtered by a human.

Cases have so far been reported in areas including Croydon, Richmond, Kingston, Streatham and Tottenham Hale during the past three years.

In almost all of the cases, the cats have been left decapitated, without a tail or have other knife wound injuries.

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