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Fire crew rescue trapped hamster

A hamster was rescued by firefighters after it got trapped behind a bath panel at a house in Derbyshire.

Fire crews were alerted by the pet's owner at about 0750 BST after it escaped into a neighbouring property in City Road in Derby.

A spokeswoman for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue said the hamster had travelled along some piping before getting trapped.

The spokeswoman said: "It was certainly a very unusual job."

Fire crews used specialist equipment to rescue the hamster, which is now safe and well.

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