Witness appeal after Barnsley allotment arson which killed racing pigeons

Police have appealed for witnesses to an arson attack on allotments in Barnsley in which racing pigeons and chickens were killed.

Friday, 18th March 2016, 4:25 pm
Updated Friday, 18th March 2016, 4:54 pm
Over 180 Pigeons perished in an Arson attack on two allotment plots on Hunningley Lane, Barnsley. Picture: Marie Caley NSST Allotments MC 4

A number of bird sheds on two plots at the Hunningley Field site in Stairfoot were set alight at about 4am on Tuesday, March 15. Fire crews were called but the sheds were destroyed, killing all the birds inside.

Both allotment holders were left distraught by the attack.

Police have appealed for witnesses or anyone who knows anything about the fire to come forward. Call 101 quoting incident 98 of March 15.

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