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Documentary on the Brighton Cat killer on ITV at 9pm tonight

An ITV documentary highlighting the successful Sussex Police investigation into the death of nine cats in Brighton will be aired tonight on ITV at 9pm

‘How to Catch a Cat Killer’ chronicles the conviction of Steven Bouquet, who was found to have killed nine cats and injured seven more in and around Brighton between October 2018 and June 2019.

Bouquet was jailed for five years and three months after being found guilty by a jury of 16 counts of criminal damage and one count of possession of a knife in a public place.

He later died in prison in January 2022.

The ITV documentary will follow the complex and thorough investigation from the first reports being received in late 2018 through to sentencing in September 2021.

It will show the breakthrough moment in May 2019 when CCTV captured Bouquet stabbing nine-month-old Hendrix in a passageway in Brighton, and his subsequent police interviews following arrest.  

During sentencing at Hove Crown Court, the presiding judge told Bouquet that his behaviour was “cruel, sustained and struck at the very heart of family life”.

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