World’s biggest rabbit’ stolen from UK garden as owner offers £1,000 reward

A rabbit believed to be the world’s biggest at 4ft-long has been stolen as its owner offered a £1,000 reward for its safe return.

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

The rabbit, named Darius, was awarded a Guinness World Record for being the biggest of its kind.

Owner Annette Edwards has offered a £1,000 reward for his return, saying it was a “very sad day”.

She took to Twitter pleading for those to bring him back or for anyone with information to come forward.

Ms Edwards pleaded on Twitter for those who took Darius to “please bring him back” saying he is “too old to breed now”.

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

“It is believed 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.”