Ashford racing pigeons die after someone sets fire to their home

-Credit: (Image: Getty)
-Credit: (Image: Getty)

Some Ashford racing pigeons have died after someone deliberately set fire to their home. Two sheds on Beards Road in Ashford were deliberately set on fire in the early hours of Thursday, 4 July, Surrey Police said.

The fire is believed to have occurred at around 12.25am and sadly a large number of racing pigeons that were one of the sheds, died as a result.

Surrey Police said they are now asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident, saw anything suspicious in that area at that time, or has any relevant information, to contact them, quoting PR/45240075525. If you do not wish to speak to police, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

It comes asm in other animal news, the RSPCA and the Surrey fire service rescued eight adorable ducklings that hatched inside a residential chimney stack in a separate incident, It was discovered that the baby mallards were left on the property roof 50 feet high in a precarious position, and larger birds were eyeing them up.

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, as well as the RSPCA, arrived at the address in Thistledene, Thames Ditton, to rescue the birds on Monday, June 17. The mother became stuck after laying the eggs in the chimney stack.

One duckling fell from the roof, but was caught by a member of public with a net. The baby bird was unhurt and kept nearby and waited to be reunited with it's family. Read the full story here.

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