A mini-documentary series exploring the most shocking cases in Britain today delves into the crimes and death of Brighton Cat Killer, Steve Bouquet.

The former-Royal Navy gunner launched his bloody campaign against the city’s cats for nearly a year, leaving little evidence behind but a trail of dead felines in the same square mile of Brighton.

By the time Bouquet was unmasked by owners of the unfortunate pets who found themselves at the end of his blade, so many of the city’s felines had been slain that his eventual conviction would see him become the most prolific cat killer ever captured and sentenced in the UK.

Charged: How to Catch a Cat Killer details how Bouquet evaded authorities for so long, how a single mistake led to the unravelling of his bloody spree by heartbroken owners, and why we may never know the limits of his criminality.

This article is part of Charged - True Crime UK.  A new series by Newsquest featuring insight from local journalists who covered the stories first-hand. Subscribe to the Charged - True Crime UK YouTube channel to stay up to date with the new documentaries. 

Up next: The York University chef Claudia Lawrence who went missing 13 years ago.