Rabbit dies after being set alight

A PET rabbit was discovered dead in its hutch after being set alight in an Ipswich garden.

A PET rabbit was discovered dead in its hutch after being set alight in an Ipswich garden.

The owners of the rabbit made the grim discovery last Thursday, September 3 in their rear garden in Bonnington Road, off Landseer Road.

Police officers are investigating the crime and believe the insecure rear garden was entered and the offender removed the rabbit from its hutch and set light to it.

The rabbit sustained extensive injuries and died as a result of the incident.


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A police spokeswoman said it is not known whether the rabbit was alive or dead before it was set light to.

The pet was last seen alive and well at 8pm on Wednesday, September 2.

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The cage and bedding within the hutch was not burnt leading officers to believe the rabbit was removed before it was set light to.

Police officers are keen to speak to anyone who can help with their inquiries.

Anyone with any information about the incident should contact PC Christopher Chaplin at Ipswich Police Station on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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