Steve Bouquet Bio – Steve Bouquet Wiki
Steve Bouquet, was yesterday convicted of 16 felony offenses related to cats.
Five years and three months in prison at Hove Crown Court after leading a campaign of killings of cats in the town of East Sussex.
The showed no emotion or reaction when he heard the poignant statements of victims of devastated cat owners.
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Steve Bouquet Age
Steve Bouquet is 54 years old.
His Honor Judge Jeremy Gold QC told the court that the rules for convicting criminal damages were insufficient to cover the distress caused by the attacks.
Bouquet, who appeared on video from prison in a gray tracksuit, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer which has spread to his liver and lungs.
His Honor Judge Jeremy Gold QC told him the prison service was more than capable of dealing with his condition before jailing him.
Nine times it caused death
“It’s important for everyone to understand that cats are pets, but they are more than that, they are family members who are much loved by those who care for them.
“A source of joy and support for their owners, especially in confinement. “Your behavior has been cruel, sustained and struck at the very heart of family life.”
No explanation for his behavior has ever been provided, Lewes Crown Court in Hove has heard. Rather than convicting him of animal cruelty – which carries a maximum sentence of six months – Sussex police charged Bouquet with criminal damage, claiming the animals represented property.
And spooky footage shows the moment Bouquet punched one of his victims after leaning over to pet the cat in a passage connecting Church Street and North Road in Brighton.
Nine cats – Hendrix, Tommy, Hannah, Alan, Nancy, Gizmo, Kyo, Ollie and Cosmo – were killed while seven others were injured.
And during the trial, jurors heard testimony from several devastated cat owners who found their pets bleeding on their doorsteps. Tina Randall recounted the horrific moment she found out her 11-year-old cat, Gideon, had been injured in November 2018.
She told the court: “It was fading and as I lifted it up, blood spurted out. I immediately thought it was a stab. Gideon eventually recovered from the three-quarter inch injury – but the vet’s bills for his surgery were over £ 1,600, the court said.
Jeff Carter described finding a pool of blood on his doorstep in Shaftesbury Road and finding his cat Nancy hiding under his bed and “bleeding profusely” in March 2019.
The cat suffered a heart attack and received CPR and put on a ventilator, but did not survive his injuries. Jurors have learned that Craig Neeld was walking along Shaftesbury Road the same day Nancy was found stabbed.
In his statement, he described receiving a phone call from his friend Barry, who asked him to look for a “guy acting really weird”.
Mr Neeld said he saw a bald man who “leaned over and waved his arms” like he was using a camera phone and thought he was “not up to anything good”. He then identified Bouquet as the man he saw in police identification proceedings, the court said.