A serial animal killer may have struck in Greenhithe, beheading a cat in the second attack in the Dartford area in a month.

The so-called Croydon Cat Killer has been blamed for decapitating a cat and leaving it headless in Louvain Road on November 23.

Sharing a warning to other pet keepers, one of the cat's owners said: "What kind of sick c*** decapitates a defenceless cat?! This was my kitten all the time I was pregnant with my son and was given to my mum's elderly neighbour when I gave birth. Her head was cut off and she was left in the street. Please take care of their animals until this sick twisted individual is caught!"

The killer, also known as the M25 Animal Killer, is believed to have killed five rabbits in Dartford on October 27, beheading one of them.

He is also said to have struck in Welling earlier this month, killing a two-year-old cat in Brixham Road.

South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty has been chasing the serial animal killer for two years.

They confirmed to News Shopper they had been called to this latest attack in Greenhithe.

The killer is believed to be a man in his 40s with short brown hair and acne scarring to his face, according to SNARL.

A £10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible, who is also being investigated by the Metropolitan Police.

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