CCTV shows badger sneaking around Superdrug store in Northampton

12 February 2020, 16:41

The badger has been safely rescued
The badger has been safely rescued. Picture: Grosvenor Shopping Centre / Northamptonshire Badger Group

By Maddie Goodfellow

A badger had to be rescued from a Superdrug store in Northampton after it plunged through the roof.

The Northamptonshire Badger Group, who are actively involved in the welfare of badgers across the county, said the animal had fallen through the ceiling via ducts and hidden itself in the shop.

The young female badger was rescued from the outlet in Grosvenor Centre, Northampton, on February 9.

The group said she had been assessed for her injuries and released into a safe location.

Posting about the incident on Facebook, the Northamptonshire Badger Group said: "A team effort badger rescue in Superdrug, Grosvenor Centre, Northampton.

"Group members Pat, Billette and Sally went to a badger that had fallen in through their ceiling (via ducts) and hidden itself in the store.

"We successfully caught her (young female), assessed her for injuries and released her to a safe location."