Prize Pigeons Stolen
Pigeon fanatic Raymond Peel of South Shields has been left devastated as burglars cruelly broke into his allotment in the Tyneside town and stole 10 of his prize pigeons. Peel had been saving for weeks to buy the expensive pigeons for racing, each worth hundreds and hundreds of pounds. He claims the burglars took his expensive, pure-breed pigeons and left the plain ones behind. They even stole one of his pigeon carrying baskets to make off with the birds. This is the third time thieves have targeted Raymond’s pigeons. Police are appealing for witnesses.