Hamster 'arrested' by police

A HAMSTER has “handed himself in” to police - and is waiting for his owners to bail him out.

A HAMSTER has “handed himself in” to police - and is waiting for his owners to bail him out.

Gloucestershire Police said that the rodent walked into a station in Cheltenham yesterday, but he is not believed to be wanted for a crime.

A spokesman said: “A brown and white hamster decided to hand himself in to police yesterday evening by presenting himself at Cheltenham Road East Police Station where he was found by PCSO Kevin Rees.

“The cuddly pet was taken into custody at Cheltenham Animal Shelter in Gardener's Lane where he will remain for seven days waiting for his family to come and bail him out.


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“If his family don't come forward within that time he will be re-homed.

“It is thought that the hamster must have lived in the Churchdown area, near the police station.

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“The family of this lovely little animal are asked to either contact the police station or the Cheltenham Animal Centre.”

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