Dumped guinea pigs found by police are rehomed

The guinea pigs that were found dumped in woodland at Heysham.
The guinea pigs that were found dumped in woodland at Heysham.

Police checking an area of Heysham Moss for arsonists found a guinea pig dumped in a cardboard box.

A local resident said she had seen a man moments before walking down the same lane and returning empty handed.

Whilst talking with the resident on Meldon Road on Sunday, a dog walker approached after coming from the same footpath and asked if police had been looking for a white hamster.

Officers then discovered a second guinea pig had also been dumped.

The guinea pigs were subsequently rehomed.