Police are investigating an arson attack in which a shed containing 150 pigeons was burned to the ground.
Alun Smith called police to his allotment in Blaencwm in the Rhondda Valley following the fire early this morning.
Mr. Smith, who lives nearby, is well known in the pigeon-racing community, and had bred a number of award-winning birds.
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