World’s largest rabbit stolen from garden - police issue appeal for information

The rabbit was awarded a Guinness World Record for being the largest of its kind

Police have revealed that a rabbit proclaimed as the biggest in the world has been stolen from its home in Worcestershire.

West Mercia Police believe that the 4ft Continental Giant rabbit was taken from its enclosure in the garden of the property in Stoulton overnight on Saturday.

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Guinness World Record holder

West Mercia Police are asking that anyone with information about the theft please come forward (Photo: West Mercia Police)

The rabbit, named Darius, had been awarded a Guinness World Record for being the largest of its kind.

Owner Annette Edwards has offered a £1,000 reward for his return, saying that the day of the rabbits' theft was “a very sad day”.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Edwards said: “Every animal is an individual that can’t be replaced, and it’s just so upsetting because he is such a loveable character.

“He is a very fit bunny for his age and up until a couple of years ago he was doing appearances all over the country.

“As he’s got older, he’s on a special diet instead of the normal food he used to be on, and without that special diet he will die.”

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‘Please bring him back’

Edwards took to Twitter to ask those who took Darius to “please bring him back”, adding that he is “too old to breed now”.

A West Mercia Police spokesperson said: “We are appealing for information following the theft of an award winning rabbit from its home in Stoulton, Worcestershire.

“It is believed that the Continental Giant rabbit was stolen from its enclosure in the garden of the property of its owners overnight on Saturday April 10 to April 11.”

If you have any information that you think could help the police with their enquiries, you can contact PC Daren Riley via 101 quoting reference 00286_I_11042021.