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Grantham woman, 39, ‘eats her daughter’s hamster’ in exchange for crack cocaine

Mother, 39, arrested after disturbing video that appears to show ‘her EATS her daughter’s hamster in exchange for drugs’

  • Lincolnshire police have arrested a 39-year-old woman on suspicion of animal cruelty
  • A Facebook video showed the woman ‘eating a hamster’ in exchange for drugs
  • The woman, from Grantham, has been released under investigation, police said
  • The RSCPA asked people not to share the ‘very disturbing’ video footage

A 39-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty after video footage was posted online showing her eating her daughter’s hamster.

The disturbing clip was uploaded to Facebook and reportedly showed the rodent being eaten in exchange for crack cocaine.

The footage appears to show the woman killing the hamster, which belonged to her daughter, before eating the rodent.

Lincolnshire Police have confirmed that a woman from Grantham, Lincolnshire, was arrested Thursday as part of an RSPCA investigation.

A 39-year-old woman from Grantham, Lincolnshire, allegedly 'eaten' her daughter's hamster in exchange for crack cocaine

A 39-year-old woman from Grantham, Lincolnshire, allegedly ‘eaten’ her daughter’s hamster in exchange for crack cocaine

Lincolnshire Police have confirmed woman has been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty

Lincolnshire Police have confirmed woman has been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty

A police spokesperson said: ‘We have arrested a 39-year-old woman on suspicion of animal cruelty following a disturbing video posted on social media depicting an act with a hamster.

“The Grantham woman was arrested by our agents on June 23, following an investigation led by the RSPCA.

“She has been released under investigation and we will continue to support the RSPCA in their investigation.”

A spokesman for the RSPCA said: ‘This is an extremely disturbing video and we want to reassure the public that we are investigating and working closely with the police.

“Please do not call us about this video unless you have first-hand information about the incident that could aid an investigation as it could prevent emergency calls about animals in distress from reaching us.

“If you see this video on social media, please report it to the platform immediately.

“Please don’t share or comment on it because it increases the chances of other people seeing it and getting upset.”

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