Rabbits 'thrown from M20 flyover' in Kent

The bodies of two rabbits believed to have been thrown 30ft (nine metres) from a flyover have been found on the hard shoulder of the M20 in Kent.

The RSPCA said the black rabbits were found on the hard shoulder at junction four of the motorway on Thursday night.

Animal welfare officer Anthony Pulfer said their injuries were consistent with being thrown from a height and it was unlikely they were hit by a car.

The rabbits are believed to have been aged between six and 12 months old.

Witnesses sought

Mr Pulfer said: "It is quite unusual. If they had been run over the bodies would be much more badly damaged.

"The injuries they have look like injuries that would occur if they had been thrown from the flyover."

He added: "We're appealing for information from anyone who might have seen something.

"It's most likely that a suspect vehicle would have been travelling towards Rochester on the A228, crossing over the M20 roundabout at Junction four."

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