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

Yesterday, 11:41
Fires in Islington have dropped 16 per cent, say LFB

Animal rescue and flood call-outs also down

Yesterday, 06:35
Arsenal stars put their glad rags on for the club's Charity Ball

AP McCoy and Foo-fighters’ Chris Shiflett among those to bid for dinner with Arsene Wenger

Mon, 15:09
Two new train strikes are planned for June 4 and June 9  (Photo by Cate Gillon/Getty Images)

Planned rail strikes have been suspended after talks over a pay deal, the arbitration service Acas has said.

Mon, 12:41
Nathan Mayers

Police have launched an appeal to find a 13-year-old Hackney boy.

Most read news

Competitions

Time to expand with the LeefiBRIDGE.

More iOS memory in a flash: Introducing Leef iBRIDGE.

The sell out 2014 event 32 Londoners, returns to the Coca-Cola London Eye!

The Coca-Cola London Eye is proud to announce that 32 Londoners will be returning this June, following last year’s sell out event. The event will feature 32 talks, in each of the London Eye’s 32 capsules on 32 extraordinary Londoners.

Digital Edition

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


Our trusted business finder