Who was Steven Bouquet and why was he called the Brighton Cat Killer?

STEVEN BOUQUET was a former member of the armed forces who was jailed in 2021 after a series of shocking attacks on pets.

But who was he and why was he called the Brighton Cat Killer? Here’s everything you need to know.

An ITV documentary about Bouquet entitled How To Catch a Cat Killer will be broadcast in June 2022

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An ITV documentary about Bouquet entitled How To Catch a Cat Killer will be broadcast in June 2022Photo credit: ITV ‘How to Catch a Cat Killer’

Who Was Steven Bouquet?

Steven Bouquet was a security guard from Brighton.

The 54-year-old had served 22 years in the Royal Navy in Northern Ireland and Iraq.

He was jailed in July 2021 after conducting a campaign of knife attacks on cats.

He died on January 6, 2022.

The cause of death is not known, but at his sentencing hearing, the court was told he had been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, which had spread to his liver and lungs.

Why was Steven Bouquet called the Brighton Cat Killer?

Bouquet was given this name because he was found to have killed several cats in the Brighton area.

His attack campaign took place between October 2018 and June 2019.

Nine cats — Nancy, Ollie, Alan, Tommy, Cosmo, Hendrix, Hannah, Kyo, and Gizmo — were killed and seven others injured.

Bouquet was found guilty in July 2021 at Chichester Crown Court of 16 counts of criminal assault in connection with the cats and possession of a knife.

How long was Steven Bouquet in prison?

Rather than convict him of animal cruelty – which carries a maximum sentence of six months – Sussex Police charged him with criminal damage, claiming the pets constituted property.

He was sentenced to five years and three months in prison at Hove Crown Court.

The judge said the sentence was intended to punish him for his appalling, seemingly indiscriminate attacks.

“This was a campaign of stabbing cats in central Brighton,” he said.

“The MO you used was a single stab wound with a sharp tool.

“Nine times that led to death.

“It’s important for everyone to understand that cats are pets, but they are more than that, they are members of the family who are deeply loved by those who care for them.

“A source of joy and support to their owners, especially in lockdown.

“Their behavior was cruel, persistent and went to the heart of family life.”

What is How To Catch a Cat Killer about?

How to Catch a Cat Killer is an ITV documentary about Bouquet and his crimes.

It will be broadcast on Wednesday 8 June 2022 at 9 p.m.

The program includes police interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.

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