Brighton “killer of cats”: the trial of Steve Bouquet begins today Brighton News

THE trial of a man accused of killing and injuring cats in Brighton begins today.

Steve Bouquet, of Rose Hill Terrace, faces 16 counts of criminal damage related to the deaths of nine cats and the injuries of seven others.

Bouquet, 52, denies all charges and his trial at Chichester Crown Court, Southgate begins today.

The alleged attacks occurred in Brighton between October 2018 and June 2019.

Bouquet first appeared in Brighton Magistrates’ Court on January 23 last year to deny all charges.

His trial was delayed as the justice system struggled to deal with “this unprecedented public health emergency.”

Last year, he appeared before District Judge Tessa Szagun wearing a black leather jacket, white polo shirt and black pants.

Bouquet only spoke to confirm his name, address and nationality in English.

He was represented by Kirsty Craghill, while David Holman continued.

Mr Holman said the total cost of criminal damages in the charges was £ 32,000.

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This notice was published: 2021-06-21 09:42:30

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