A CONVICTED cat killer has been warned he could be one offence away from jail after he admitted to stealing a camera. 

Mark Richard Blazey, 56, appeared before Bournemouth Crown Court on Wednesday, February 22 to admit one charge of theft after the CPS announced it would be dropping two other charges of indecent exposure.

Blazey, whose address was given as Clayton Close, Weymouth, was originally charged with two counts of indecent exposure relating to alleged incidents in April 2014 on Studland and December 2019 in Charminster, near Dorchester.

Peter Pride, prosecuting, said there was no longer a realistic prospect of conviction as a result of ‘new material’ and the CPS would no longer pursue the charges.

Blazey pleaded guilty to one charge of theft: after he stole a CCTV camera to the value of £75 in Dorchester on September 29, 2020.

Mr Pride said the victim had a camera installed outside her home address in Dorchester and noticed the camera had gone missing.

It was when the police searched Blazey’s home address, in June 2021, in relation to the indecent exposure allegations that they recovered the CCTV camera. Officers reviewed the footage on the camera and saw an individual approaching the camera to dismount it and identified the individual as the defendant.

The court heard from probation who said Blazey’s attendance had been ‘exemplary’ since a community order was imposed after he was found guilty of drowning 10 cats and dumping their bodies in a recycling centre.

Mark Florida James, mitigating, said some of Blazey’s behaviour was “a little strange” whilst Judge Stephen Climie said it had ‘clearly caused concern from others”.

In sentencing him, Judge Climie said Blazey had a number of previous convictions - including battery - and imposed a 12 month community order on the defendant. Blazey must complete 30 rehabiliation activity requirement days in that time frame.

Judge Climie told the defendant, who goes by a number of aliases:  “Understand this, in making (the order) you need to appreciate that if you fail to comply with the terms of the order, or if you commit another offence, you will be back in this court before me. If people breach orders that I make, they go to prison.”

Last year Blazey was found guilty of 'purposefully and forcibly' drowning ten cats by submerging them in a body of water before dumping them in suitcases at Weymouth Recycling Centre.