Three mice adopted by police have new home at pet shop
A PET shop has agreed to take in three mice that have been lodging at Littleover police station for the past week.
The pet rodents were discovered in a cage by detectives when they were called to the house of a man who had died. He lived alone and had no family.
The man's cats were taken in by an animal charity but, despite rigorous efforts, police could find no-one to take in the mice so they took them in themselves.
Now Coussins DIY and Pet Store, in Blagreaves Lane, has taken delivery of the three mice,
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Beverley Earl, owner, said: "The police told us about the gentleman and asked if we would consider taking the mice in and we agreed.
"They have been well looked after at the station and are warm and well here now.
"We are not looking to make any profit out of them at all, but if anyone would want them as pets they can come in and speak to us about taking them for free."
Sergeant Chris Linscombe, at Littleover police station, said he and his safer neighbourhood team had taken plenty of ribbing from officers at other stations since the story about the mice appeared in the Derby Telegraph on Saturday.
He said: "So long as the little mice are fine, safe and well, we can take what they throw at us."