Devon

Dozens of dead pigeons 'lined up' on Devon road

Bag of feathers Image copyright Devon & Cornwall Police
Image caption A "large amount" of feathers was also found along Battishorne Way and Weatherhill Road in Devon

More than 40 dead pigeons have been found lined up in the middle of a major road through Devon.

Devon and Cornwall Police said dozens of birds had been "placed" in a line along the central markings of the A35, about 100 yards apart.

A "large amount of feathers" and a discarded seed bag, believed to have been used to move the birds, was found nearby.

It was too early to say how they died, the force added.

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PCSO Steve Mingo said witnesses are being sought.

"We are also asking for any pigeon fanciers in the area to check their flock to make sure all are accounted for."

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