Police appeal for information over pigeon arson attack
South Wales Police are appealing for information after a fire killed 150 pigeons in Treherbert.
It's believed the pigeon sheds were targeted deliberately, and police are treating the incident as arson.
Around 150 of the 300 pigeons being kept at the site died in the fire.
We are treating this incident very seriously. Considerable damage was caused and the owners were confronted with some awful scenes. The incident has also proved very costly for them, and they have been left distraught at their loss. We believe somebody somewhere can help our investigation, and appeal for them to come forward.
– South Wales Police
Anyone with information is urged to contact South Wales Police’s non emergency number 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
That's the message from a group of health professionals in Wales, who say simply being out in the fresh air can benefit those with medical conditions including depression, diabetes and arthritis.
The Actif Woods Wales project is establishing woodland 'health sessions' for people with a variety of physical and mental health conditions - so far based in and around Aberystwyth and Treherbert.
Activities include gentle exercise, woodwork skills, plant and animal identification, fire-lighting - or simply taking in the natural surroundings.
Katy Harris of the Coed Lleol Partnership, which is helping to run the sessions, said: "We all know that exercise is good for us, but going to the gym isn't for everyone.
"This project has shown that walking or being active in woodlands really can improve health and reduce stress at the same time as building interests, developing skills and having lots of fun."
The project is funded by Forestry Commission Wales and the Countryside Council for Wales, and supported by supported health sector organisations including the National Exercise Referral Scheme and mental health charity Mind.
Two people have been taken to hospital after their van crashed down a steep ravine, after hitting an embankment on the Rhigos mountain road near Treherbert. An RAF Sea King helicopter airlifted one of the casualties to Swansea's Singleton Hospital. Both have multiple serious injuries.