Darius, the world’s longest rabbit, is stolen from his home

London: Police say one of the world’s biggest bunnies has been stolen from its home in central England.

Darius, a Continental Giant rabbit, disappeared from his enclosure in a backyard in the village of Stoulton over the weekend, the West Mercia Police force said. They did not elaborate on why they thought it was a theft instead of an escape.

The force appealed for any information about or sightings of Darius, who is grey-brown and 129 centimetres long at full stretch.

He holds the Guinness World Records citation for the world’s longest rabbit. Rabbits of his type are known to weigh about 7-9 kilograms.

West Mercia Police appealed for anyone with information about Darius to contact them.Credit:West Mercia Police

Owner Annette Edwards, a large-rabbit breeder and model, urged the culprit or culprits to return Darius to his home 160 kilometres north-west of London, saying it was a “very sad day”.

She initially offered a £1000 pound ($1800) reward, but tweeted on Tuesday: “Please Please I am so upset Can you bring my Darius back I am putting the reward up to 2,000 pounds.”


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