Cumbria

Elderly Brampton man's pigeons decapitated in raid

An 85-year old Brampton man has been left "very upset" after his racing pigeons were killed during a break-in at his loft.

Police said all nine birds were decapitated during the raid on Friday night and their remains left scattered around the loft.

Officers said the man had been racing pigeons for almost 30 years and was "very upset" by the attack.

They are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

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