Pink Pages     MyLocalHero 2022     Advertise with us     


BEAST SPOTTED: Pinner dog walker ‘terrified’ after spotting mysterious creature

 Published on: 20th November 2023   |   By: Panayiota Demosthenous   |   Category: Uncategorized

A local resident has contacted Pinnernews after spotting the mysterious ‘Pinner Panther’ in a local park on Saturday, November 4.

The resident said: “I was walking my dog Pippin in the early evening in Pinner Memorial Park, when all of a sudden I saw a very large, dark creature lurking at the Celandine Route entrance of the park.”

Sightings of the creature can be traced back to the 17th century and the animal is described as a dark, shadowy figure, with glowing eyes like a cat.

Rumour has it that the creature was once a pet panther belonging to Lionel Cranfield Sackville, the 2nd Earl of Middlesex, and roamed the grounds of his grand estate. However, in 1674, the panther turned violent, biting the Earl and terrorising the groundskeepers before vanishing into the night, pursued by fearful villagers.

The resident said: “I was terrified! I quickly scooped up Pippin and swiftly left the park. I don’t think I’ll be walking him in the evenings anytime soon!”

Have you spotted any strange sightings in Pinner? Get in touch at

Photo credit: Google Maps

Sign up to get weekly local news updates & offers:

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


Leave a comment



This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Advertise with our magazine