Barnes couldn’t rest after evil predator knifed my cat & sliced off his ears – but his next move was even more sinister


When Georgina Barnes warned police of a sick cat mutilator prowling the streets of Norwich, she had no idea the grim trail would lead them all the way to London and Merseyside – and the scene of a grisly murder.

Would-be serial killer David Iwo battered a trusting pensioner to death with a hammer after tricking his way into his home by posing as a rent boy. 

When cops finally caught him, he boasted he would have killed more people – having nurtured his bloodlust by slashing family pets like Georgina’s and leaving them for dead.

Speaking to The Sun, Georgina – mum to Alissa, 14, and Scarlett, six – admits she feared at the time that maiming cats was “a practice run for something more sinister” after Iwo sliced off her cat Bubba’s ears. 

Barnes says: “I know it wasn’t my fault but I can’t help wondering if I could have done more to stop him.”

Her family’s nightmare unfolded in April 2019, as she and Alissa enjoyed a movie night together at their home in Norwich.

“He wasn’t acting as though he was in pain but it must have been absolute agony.”

Thinking Bubba had been hit by a car, Georgina called out for partner Dee Brown, 36, who checked him over and made another horrifying discovery. 

Over the next couple of weeks Georgina’s worst fears began to come true as reports surfaced on in local papers and on social media of other cats being mutilated.

“Part of one of his ears was missing too,” says Georgina. “We had to get him to a vet so I called my mum Sue to give me a lift, then popped to a neighbour to borrow a cat carrier. 

“The neighbour followed me back to the house, gave Bubba a once -over and spotted that both his ears had been neatly severed.

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