The so-called Croydon Cat Killer has reportedly struck again, this time in Dartford.

Five dead rabbits were found in Queens Gardens in Fleet Estate on Tuesday (October 24)

The rabbits had been mutilated and beaten in a style consistent with the Croydon Cat Killer, according to South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty (SNARL).

The notorious killer has allegedly murdered and mutilated foxes, rabbits and cats across the country, and there is a £10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.

SNARL is an organisation who are working the police forces to track down the serial animal killer.

It confirmed to News Shopper it had been called following the discovery of the five rabbits.

A spokesman for SNARL said: "We attended a call to the five rabbits, all of whom appear to have died from blunt force trauma, one of which had no head or front paws.

"As it is clearly not a natural event, we have taken the bodies for a vet to look at.

"We would like to thank residents for raising the alarm."

A warning has been posted on social media following the discovery for owners to watch out for their pets.

The post said: "A local rabbit expert has come down and said they are wild. Some have had their necks broken and some haven't. One has sadly had its head taken off. He also said he thinks they have been dead for a few days if not a week from their condition.

"Please try and keep your animals in at night."

The Met Police are investigating up to 250 animal deaths linked with the killer under Operation Tahake.

The serial killer, also known as the M25 and UK animal killer, has been brutally murdering animals for two years.

Earlier this year a description of a person of interest was released. He was described as a man in his 40s, with short brown hair, dressed in dark clothing with possible acne scarring to his face, wearing a headlamp or carrying a torch.

If you have any information contact police on 101 and SNARL on 02086490216.