A decapitated cat was found in a New Malden street, raising fears the Croydon Cat Killer has struck again in the borough.

According to the charity South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty (SNARL) the mutilated moggie was discovered in the borough in the morning of Friday, February 17, with wounds “identical” to previous victims of the killer.

No further details have been released.

From April 2016: 'We feel totally violated': Decapitated pet found in Kingston believed to be latest victim of Croydon cat killer

A statement on SNARL’s website said: “We sadly confirm that the cat found in New Malden this morning bore wounds identical to those seen on other victims of the M25 animal killer.

“We would like to thank neighbours of the victim's family for their assistance to us and support for the family over the course of today and this evening.

“Leaflets and posters have been left with a volunteer. If anyone wants to help get these out, please join our leafleteers group.”

The Croydon Cat Killer, also referred to as the M25 Cat Killer, has allegedly decapitated cats across London over the past two years. It is now believed more than 200 cats have been mutilated.

In April last year, an 18-year-old cat called Lulu was found beheaded outside her home in the KT2 area of Kingston near Ham.

Lulu’s owners said in a statement they felt “totally violated” by the killing.

The Metropolitan Police launched Operation Takahe last year to investigate the cases, but has yet to identify the killer.

Animal rights campaign group PETA is offering a £5,000 reward for information leading to the suspect’s capture.