MORE than fifty racing pigeons have been killed after two huts were broken into in what police have described as a “disturbing” incident.
The 55 racing pigeons each had their necks broken following the break-in at the huts last night, which are located at an allotment at Malleny Croft, near Currie Rugby Club.
The estimated cost of the dead pigeons is approximately £5000.
A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said: “This is a disturbing incident, not least for the owner of the pigeons who is understandably upset as a result of what has happened.
“We are appealing to anyone who was in the area yesterday evening or overnight, who saw or heard any suspicious activity, to contact police immediately.
“Likewise, anyone else who has any other information that can assist us in our enquiries should also get in touch.”
Anyone with information should contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.