THREE giant rabbits were killed by a group of males when they entered their enclosure and punched them to death.

The incident happened at around 11.30pm on Wednesday, September 12 in Stewart Park, Middlesbrough.

A witness reported seeing a group of six males, aged around 14-16 years, who were walking a black and white dog, go into the rabbit enclosure and punch the rabbits.

The males are believed to have entered the park from The Grove entrance and they are believed to have been seen in the park before.

Anyone with information as to the identity of the males or anyone with further information is asked to contact PC Andrew Hampson on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or