Woman arrested after video shows her ‘eating family hamster in exchange for crack’

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A mother allegedly ate her daughter’s hamster in exchange for crack cocaine as part of a sick stunt shared on Facebook.

Police have arrested a woman on suspicion of animal cruelty after she was accused of filming the murder and ingestion of a helpless rodent.

Police have confirmed a Lincolnshire woman was arrested on Thursday as part of an RSPCA investigation into gruesome images shared on social media.

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The video begins with the suspect supposedly killing his daughter’s hamster before tilting his head back to devour the animal while holding a bottle of water.



A video of the sick stunt was uploaded to Facebook

Eating the hamster would have been part of a deal for the mother to get her hands on some crack.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesperson said in a statement: “We have arrested a 39-year-old woman on suspicion of animal cruelty following a distressing video posted to social media depicting an act involving a hamster.

“Grantham’s wife was arrested by our officers yesterday (June 23) following an investigation by the RSPCA.

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



Police confirmed the woman was being investigated
Police confirmed the woman was being investigated

An RSPCA spokesperson encouraged anyone who comes across the horrifying video on social media to report it to the respective platform.

“This is an extremely upsetting video and we want to reassure the public that we are investigating and working closely with the police.

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“Please do not call us about this video unless you have first hand information about the incident that could help in an investigation as this may prevent emergency calls regarding animals in need to reach us.

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

“Please don’t share or comment on it as it increases the chances of other people seeing it and being distressed.”

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