Dumped 6ft python finds a new home

A six foot-long (1.8m) snake has been found a new home after being dumped in a bin in Manchester city centre.

Staff from Kiki Bar in Canal Street discovered the Australian carpet python coiled up inside a plastic box in a bin bag early on Sunday morning.

CCTV camera footage suggested the reptile may have been dumped by a man at about 14:00 BST on Saturday.

The RSPCA has launched an appeal to trace the owner of the non-venomous snake.