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Big cat - or cats - described as 'black leopard' spotted near Canterbury, Maidstone, and Sevenoaks

A large animal, thought to be a 'black Leopard', has been spotted near several Kent towns.

Three sightings of the animal, or animals, have been reported on social media within 90 minutes of one another.

One person, who lives in Lower Hardres near Canterbury, saw the creature just 20 metres from their back garden after being alerted by their pet Weimeraner dog.

A panther lives at the Big Cat Sanctuary
A panther lives at the Big Cat Sanctuary

It was described as feline, larger than the agitated Weimeraner, and longer than a deer.

Reports of a similar creature have also been posted by people living near Sevenoaks and Maidstone.

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