A cat's head was found in Beckenham last week prompting fears that the so-called Croydon cat killer has struck again.

Members of the South Norwood Animal Rescue Liberty (SNARL) group found the head of a black and white cat last Friday but were unable to locate the body. This means it wasn't able to see if the cat was microchipped.

So far, it has not discovered who the cat belongs to.

SNARL put out an appeal on Twitter asking anybody who had seen the body of the cat to get in touch.

Tony Jenkins, co-founder of SNARL, explained the police had advised him not to give out the exact location of where the head was found but he confirmed it was in the Beckenham area.

This will be the second time this month that killer is thought to have attacked cats in Bromley.

A cat belonging to Shortlands residents Becky Petley and James Hopkins was found with a broken neck and a partially skinned leg on August 10.

The so-called Croydon cat killer, also known as the M25 animal killer, has been investigated by the Met Police since 2015 when headless cats started to be found in Croydon and elsewhere in London.

Anybody who has information on the killer should contact SNARL on 07961 030 064 or the police on 101.