Tyne & Wear

Parrot killed by burglars in Sunderland

Burglars who broke into a house in Sunderland also killed a parrot, police have said.

The property, in Guildford Road, was targeted at some point between the early hours of Saturday and the early hours of Sunday.

As well as killing the pet, the burglars stole a number of items.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: "Being broken into is distressing enough, but the fact that the burglars have killed a parrot is unbelievable."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the force.

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