POLICE are appealing for information after a pet rabbit was stolen during a burglary and was later found hanging from a tree.

The burglary took place at Manor Residents Association, in Kilmarnock Road, Hartlepool, overnight on Monday, April 28 into Tuesday, April 29.

A shed was broken into and a rabbit was stolen, which the children who use the centre played with. A red children’s tricycle was also taken.

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The rabbit was later found hanging from a tree on the Owton Manor Estate, having suffered numerous injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Anthony Wallace on the non-emergency 101 number or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111.