Police are investigating after a magician's rabbit was 'liberated' mid-act by a suspected animal rights activist.

Georgina was stolen during an Easter show by the Great Velcro, aka Lynn Thomas, reports the Mirror.

Lynn, 61, said: "I was in the middle of my act when I saw this shadow out the corner of my eye fumbling with my top hat.

"Then someone from the audience came up to me and said: "Was that man supposed to run off with your rabbit?""

Lynn says Georgina was a key part of his act and only his fourth rabbit in 20 years as a magician.