Berlin - A German man is suing the Easter Bunny for grievous bodily harm.

Karl-Friedrich Lentze, from Berlin, has filed a complaint with prosecutors, accusing the Easter Bunny of causing addiction to chocolate which contributes to heart attacks, obesity and strokes.

According to Lentze, "The Easter Bunny is a sadistic and unscrupulous offender who preys on people's sweet tooth.

"Find this evil bunny, handcuff his paws and remove him from shops in time for Easter."

Christian Avenarius, a public prosecutor spokesperson, said: "We will act upon the complaint with speed and diligence." -