A HUGE “black panther” roaming the UK streets appears to have been caught on chilling doorbell cam footage.

Luke Hickman, 30, says he captured the video of a panther walking past his home in Warrington, Cheshire, at around 11pm on October 13.

The clip shows a black animal with a long, curved tail moving around behind a silver vehicle before walking out of sight.

Although only half of the animal can be seen, it is clearly bigger than an average house cat.

The dad-of-one says he has since put meat around his garden in the hope of capturing more footage of the suspected apex predator.

Luke said: "It was last Thursday at around 11 pm. I checked the app on my phone and it said that the doorbell had been trigged. It looked like a big cat walking off.

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"There were reports of a sighting last Tuesday in Warrington. This was in Newton, which is about a ten-minute drive away. So this was two days later.

"I have been leaving little bits of food around, little bits of chicken, to try and get more footage. I've been trying chicken bits from the supermarket at the moment."

Luke's remarkable footage follows a possible panther sighting in Warrington last week, where a mum reportedly saw the predator "charge" at her moving vehicle.

Julie Murphy was driving home with her daughter Lois when she says she spotted the fearsome predator arcing towards her car.

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She said: "It looked like a long, black cat.

"What made me think it was a panther was its tail – it had a long, thin, curved tail.

"Even though it was dark, I could tell it wasn't a fox."

Earlier this month, campers in believe they spotted a big cat feasting on a dead sheep at a beauty spot.

The beast was spotted by Josh Williams, 17, with a pal following a night of camping near Jacob's Ladder in the Peak District.

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Josh said he was convinced the creature was a big cat and resembled a panther but could not be entirely sure what it was they saw.

This follows another suspected sighting by a McDonald's delivery driver in December 2020 and a further claim by a man that he saw one walk past his house in February 2021.


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