POLICE have quizzed a suspect again in connection with killed cats.

The 52-year-old man from Brighton had been bailed over accusations from earlier this summer.

But tonight it was revealed his bail has been extended again while officers probe further claims.

The force says he was re-arrested, questioned, and bailed until December.

Brighton Police divisional commander Nick May said  it was a "complex" investigation.

The news follows a spate of reported slayings of pets around Brighton, with as many as 25 cat deaths reported.

It is understood that the 52-year-old was originally arrested on June 2 on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon in public place and criminal damage.

Police investigated a report that a cat was seriously injured in the Queens Road area of Brighton, and there was reportedly CCTV footage of the incident.

The suspect was first bailed until June 28, and then re-bailed until August 21. 

Now he has been re-bailed until December 10.

A police statement said: "A 52-year-old man arrested in connection with cat deaths in Brighton has been re-arrested, questioned and bailed until December 10 for further enquiries to take place."

Chief Superintendent Nick May said:  "This is a complex investigation involving ongoing forensic work and consultations with our Crown Prosecution Service colleagues.

"We remain committed to this case, seeking answers as to how these cats died and obtaining justice for their owners."