150 pigeons die in shed fire

150 birds are believed to have died in the fire Credit: ITV News Wales / Richard Morgan

Police are investigating after a shed containing 150 prize-winning pigeons was burned to the ground.

The Fire Service was called to the site at Blaencwm in Treherbert at 5am on Wednesday.

Owner Alun Smith, who lives nearby, is well known in the pigeon-racing community, and had bred a number of award-winning birds.

The fire broke out at a shed in Blaencwm in Treherbert on Wednesday. Credit: ITV News Wales / Richard Morgan

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150 pigeons die in fire

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.