Breaking news from the BBC: Hamster goes missing

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A missing hamster got his five minutes of fame on the BBC yesterday, when the presenter announced its disappearance as ‘breaking news”, the Daily Mail reports.

A presenter on BBC News made the bizarre announcement, accompanied by a caption at the bottom of the screen reading: ‘Hamster theft – Pet stolen from a flat in Stourport-on-Severn”.

A BBC spokesman said: ‘It was a light item which we often do just before the weather. When [the presenter] announced it as breaking news, it was clear that she was joking.”

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