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Five arrested after rabbit allegedly stolen and set on fire

Five people have been arrested after a rabbit was allegedly stolen, taken to a party, and then set on fire and thrown from a window in County Durham.

A photo which has emerged on social media apparently shows three men sitting bare-chested in the bath with one holding what appears to be the white lionhead rabbit called Percy.

The theft happened overnight between Friday and Saturday and, according to people living in the Dawdon area of Seaham, the pet was set on fire and thrown out of a window and killed.

Durham Police said: "Police are investigating the theft and subsequent death of a white lionhead rabbit."