Cleveland Police have confirmed a rabbit that was stolen was found dead following a Hartlepool Burglary.
Police are now seeking information after the sickening discovery of a pet rabbit found hanging in a tree.
The burglary took place at Manor Residents Association on Kilmarnock Road in Hartlepool overnight on Monday 28th April into Tuesday 29th April.
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.
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.