Clarkston, Glasgow: Anthony John Docherty

#TheList serial cat killer Anthony John Docherty (DoB 31/12/1985) of 4 Woodburn Avenue, Glasgow G76 7TZ

Serial cat killer Anthony John Docherty of Clarkston, Glasgow
Serial cat killer Anthony John Docherty of Clarkston, Glasgow

In January 2009 Docherty tortured, mutilated and killed several cats, which he had stolen from houses in his neighbourhood of Clarkston, E Renfrewshire.

He is known to have killed three cats. All were decapitated, two were scalped, and one had its tail pulled off.

Three cat skulls were also found in his garden.

Dozens of pets had gone missing in the area and many cat owners feared their pets had fallen into evil Docherty’s hands.

The court heard psychiatric reports that Docherty’s behaviour could escalate towards humans.

He was banned from owning, keeping or taking charge of animals indefinitely.

In 2010 Docherty had his jaw broken in an apparent revenge attack. He was walking along the road when he was jumped and battered by two strangers — before a well-meaning passing motorist regrettably stopped to help him.

Sentence: jailed for 8 months; indefinite ban on keeping animals

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