Two more women charged over 'abuse' of snake in street
A video on social media appeared to show a boa constrictor being thrown to the ground.
Two more women have been charged over the alleged abuse of a snake on a street in Aberdeen.
The charges come after a video shared on social media appeared to show a woman waving a boa constrictor in the air and repeatedly throwing it to the ground.
On Wednesday, police said an 18-year-old woman had been charged with animal cruelty.
Police have now said two more women, aged 18 and 19, have also been charged with causing unnecessary suffering to a snake.
The women are due to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court at a later date.
Sergeant Jonathan Spence said earlier: "Enquiries were carried out involving police and the Scottish SPCA and we are grateful to members of the public who have assisted."
The snake died on Wednesday afternoon, and a post-mortem has been carried out.