Search

Evil sadist who fed kitten to python may be in Islington

06:38 08 December 2011

The kitten sits on the bed as the python hides under the pillow

The kitten sits on the bed as the python hides under the pillow

Archant

A serial cat killer who fed a live kitten to a python while wearing a Santa hat could be at large in Islington.

Social networks and other websites have been buzzing with claims the horror video was made in the borough ever since it was posted on video portals such as YouTube, LiveLeak and Flix on Friday.

The sickening film – which is named Python Christmas and lasts seven minutes – depicts a man stroking a cat before callously shooing it towards a Burmese python hidden under a pillow.

The snake pounces and squeezes the animal to death before slowly swallowing it head-first, while the Christmas song Little Drummer Boy plays in the background.

One LiveLeak user posted: “As I live in Islington, I had to look at this video against my better judgement and I was sickened. I have forwarded all the details to Islington Police.”

The footage was swiftly taken down from YouTube and LiveLeak on Friday – but not before it was watched by thousands and copied to other sites, where it can still be viewed.

The same person then posted a second horrific video at the weekend, showing a cat taped to a broom being plunged into a bath and drowned.

‘Horrible’

One Gazette reader, who asked not to be named, said: “The twisted individual has threatened to post more ‘feeding’ videos. The web account was traced to Islington – this horrible individual lives and walks amongst the community.”

Another said: “The owner of the YouTube account where this was uploaded had a video up filmed around the Bank area of the City, so it is possible she does indeed live in Islington.”

The original YouTube poster was named Jasminethecat666 and their location was given as Islington.

Islington Police have been in contact with investigators at the RSPCA. The charity has been trawling the web and said there is intelligence suggesting the film might have been shot in Russia or the USA – but it has not ruled out the possibility it was made in Islington.

A spokesman said: “This sickening video clearly shows a cat being made to suffer unnecessarily, which is a crime carrying a maximum sentence of six months in prison and a £20,000 fine.

“If anyone has any information to suggest this happened in Islington, please come forward.”

Anyone with information can call the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

The Crest Academys Year seven boys and Year nine and ten boys and girls playing football at Arsenal Football Hub as part of a football and physics club

Arsenal use science to teach football-loving youngsters how to bend it with their brains

Yesterday, 10:36
The Whittington TB department celebrated their first birthday this month

Tuberculosis team at the Whittington hospital open for a year

Saturday, May 23, 2015
The Islington-based Deborah Hutton Campaign has scooped an award

Campaign - named after Vogue health editor Deborah Hutton - takes gong

Saturday, May 23, 2015
Prof Patel

The borough’s annual Word Festival kicks off this month with a focus on the power of the written and spoken word to boost mental health and wellbeing.

Most read news

Competitions

You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Time to experience the dizzy heights of London's tallest attraction!

Morgan Pryce, commercial property experts based in London are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to The Shard viewing platform in the city itself.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Islington Gazette e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder