Remains of a cat were reportedly found in the recreation park at Dorchester Road in Worcester Park last week (July 28).

South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty (SNARL), a rescue and rehabilitation service, reported the incident.

In a statement, SNARL said: “Our thanks to Parks staff who also realized what they were seeing and went to secure the tail. Our thanks to staff at Sutton nick who took the tail in for us.”

An animal was found dead in the borough in June with the injuries suspected as being “a signature move” of the Croydon Cat Killer.

At the time, Boudicca Rising, representative of SNARL, told Sutton Guardian: “The perpetrator is very, very difficult to catch.

“We are relying on people just to keep their eyes open.

“We would encourage people to call 101. We understand that people are very apprehensive about wasting police time but in this case it is an absolute must to report this.”

Operation Takahe, the police's investigation of the issue, was featured in a BBC One documentary in June.