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Dead cat found on Ilford golf course sparks fears that M25 cat killer strikes again

PUBLISHED: 11:16 12 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:40 12 February 2018

Stock image of a cat. Photo: Mohamed Aymen Bettaieb

Stock image of a cat. Photo: Mohamed Aymen Bettaieb

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Fears that the M25 cat killer has struck again have been reignited after police were called to reports of a dead cat found on an Ilford golf course.

Police were called at approximately 13.55pm to the golf course in Wanstead Park Road, in Wanstead, on Friday (February 9).

Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing and a team of police, dubbed Operation Takahe, have been informed to assess if the case is linked to numerous other established cases.

This team of dedicated detectives are led by police in Croydon, where the spate of killings is thought to have started in October 2015.

Since December 2017 the alleged killer is through to have taken the lives more than 400 felines across the UK.

Animal rescue group South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty (Snarl) have confirmed that they are also looking into the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Met police on 101, the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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