The infamous Croydon Cat Killer may have struck again in Dartford as an urgent appeal is launched to catch the sadist.

South Norwood Animal Rescue - an organisation which is working closely with the Met Police to catch the notorious animal ripper - has shared an urgent appeal following a potential attack in Dartford.

SNARL said it is looking for anyone who has travelled from Dartford to St Leonards or Hastings on Thursday, December 14, and who stayed over until Sunday morning.

SNARL said: "We are particularly interested in hearing from anyone who had a guest in a motel, B&B or hotel who checked in at any point from Thursday, December 14, and who was noticed coming in or leaving in the early hours or raised suspicion, particularly if fur or bloodied items were left in the room."

The killer, known as the M25 and the UK Animal Killer, looks to have struck again in Dartford for the third time in three months, having already decapitated a cat and brutally murdered a box of rabbits.

SNARL told News Shopper an attack took place in Dartford that looks and sounds linked to their ongoing investigation, but were waiting for confirmation.

They said: "Additionally, we are interested in hearing from anyone who is aware of anyone sleeping in a vehicle or moving around in a vehicle suspiciously on Thursday 11.20pm to Sunday 8am around post codes TN38 0 and TN37 6."

The killer normally strikes at night in residential areas and is believed to lure animals to him with pet food or raw chicken.

More than 400 animal deaths are being attributed to the Croydon Cat Killer.

In August, the Met Police released details of a ‘prime suspect’ after a man was spotted acting suspiciously in Caterham, Surrey.

The suspect is 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.

A £10,000 reward for the capture of the killer is still being offered.

Anyone with information should contact Sussex Police on 101 or SNARL on 07961 030064 or 07957 830490.