Woman charged over snake abuse video

5 July 2018, 06:13

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A woman has been charged after an online video appeared to show a snake being mistreated.

Police Scotland said the 18-year-old has been charged in relation to animal cruelty after officers became aware of a clip circulating on social media on Wednesday.

The video appears to show the abuse of a snake, police said.

Sergeant Jonathan Spence said: "Enquiries were carried out involving police and the Scottish SPCA and we are grateful to members of the public who have assisted."

The woman will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal and appear in court at a later date.