'Brighton cat killer' died of COVID on his birthday

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The navy veteran was jailed after CCTV caught him stooping down to stroke a cat before attacking the pet.

But he tested positive for the illness on 28 December 2021, a day after he was admitted to Medway Maritime Hospital for a cough and difficulty breathing.

Bouquet was given antibiotics, oxygen and other medication but"progressively deteriorated", said the coroner."Despite whatever measures, he was too weak to fight the infection and sadly he died on January 5, 2022, on his 55th birthday," she added.The coroner said that when he was transferred to the jail in December he was already"extremely frail" and"vulnerable to infection".

 

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