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  Hamster charged 10p to go on bus
Updated 23 August 2002, 15.13
Nibbles was 'shocked' when he was asked for bus fare
A schoolboy was shocked when he had to fork out 10 pence to take his hamster on a bus.

Jordan Underwood, had already paid 55 pence for his own fare, and couldn't believe it when he had to cough up for his pet too!

Ten-year-old Jordan said: "I got on the bus and the man was saying what a lovely hamster it was.

Investigation

Jordan Underwood with Nibbles
"He said (the fare) was 55p and then looked at Nibbles and told me it was another 10p for him.

"I don't think it was fair because you don't have to pay for dog or babies and they're 10 times bigger."

Jordan, from King's Heath, Northampton, added that Nibbles was shocked by the ordeal.

A spokesman for the bus company, First Northampton, said they were going to investigate the incident.

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