Mother, 39, is arrested over disturbing video appearing to show ‘her EAT her daughter’s hamster in exchange for drugs’
- Lincolnshire Police arrested a 39-year-old woman on suspicion of animal cruelty
- A Facebook video showed the woman ‘eat 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 ‘deeply upsetting’ video footage
A 39-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty after video footage was posted online showing her eat her daughter’s hamster.
The distressing clip was uploaded to Facebook and allegedly 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 confirmed a woman from Grantham, Lincolnshire, was arrested on Thursday as part of an RSPCA investigation.
A 39-year-old woman from Grantham, Lincolnshire allegedly ‘ate’ her daughter’s pet hamster in exchange for crack cocaine
Lincolnshire Police confirmed the woman was arrested on suspicion of cruelty to animals
A force spokesperson said: ‘We have arrested a 39-year-old woman on suspicion of cruelty to animals following a distressing video which was posted on social media depicting an act involving a hamster.
‘The Grantham woman was arrested by our officers on June 23, following an investigation led by the RSPCA.
‘She has been released under investigation, and we will continue to support the RSPCA with their investigation.’
A spokesperson for the RSPCA, said: ‘This is an extremely upsetting video and we’d like 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 which could aid an investigation, as it could stop emergency calls about animals in need getting through to us.
‘If you see this video on social media please report it to the platform immediately.
‘Please do not share it or comment on it as it increases the chances of other people seeing it and being distressed.’