A security guard has been jailed for carrying out a series of night-time cat killings.
Steve Bouquet, 54, from Brighton, stabbed 16 cats between October 2018 and June 2019. Nine died and seven were injured.
Bouquet has been sentenced to five years and three months behind bars.
After a spree that lasted between October 2018 and June 2019 he was finally caught on CCTV set up by an owner of a dead cat.
He was convicted last month of 16 criminal damage offences, in relation to the cats, and possession of a knife.
During his trial, jurors heard how shocked cat owners found their pets bleeding on their doorsteps.
One woman said: “I immediately thought it was a stab wound.”
In a statement read out in court, she described how blood “splurted out” from her 11-year-old cat Gideon.