pigeons passenger pigeonA man has been left devastated after discovering three of his pigeons had been shot dead.

Sean Wardle, of Carlin How, made the grim discovery when he went to the allotments below Mount Pleasant on Tuesday afternoon to feed his birds

He told how he arrived at the site to find three of his Tumbler pigeons were dead after being shot.

The 49-year-old, who visits the allotments every day, says each of the birds had a “slug hole in the back of their neck”.

He said: “I’m devastated really.”

Self-employed Sean, who has had pigeons for over a decade, keeps the birds in a pigeon loft.

However he has had a number of previous issues – this was the second similar incident at the allotment in the last six months and in 2014 he  discovered four of his pigeons and four chickens dead after having their heads pulled off.

On Wednesday, Sean said he had reported the latest incident to the police but said they been out to see him and had not  phoned.

A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police said on Wednesday: “We’ve received the report, it came in yesterday just before 4pm.

“It will be recorded as a crime and someone will be in touch with Mr Wardle to take further details for investigation.

“Officers assess each call for the threat, risk and harm and have to prioritise incidents where the public are in immediate danger so that resources are used in cases where people are most at risk when the call comes in.

“Police resources are limited and we aren’t able to attend every call into us immediately, but officers will contact the caller as soon as they are able.”


About Pigeon Patrol:

Pigeon Patrol Products & Services is the leading manufacturer and distributor of bird deterrent (control) products in Canada. Pigeon Patrol products have solved pest bird problems in industrial, commercial, and residential settings since 2000, by using safe and humane bird deterrents with only bird and animal friendly solutions. At Pigeon Patrol, we manufacture and offer a variety of bird deterrents, ranging from Ultra-flex Bird Spikes with UV protection, Bird Netting, 4-S Gel and the best Ultrasonic and audible sound devices on the market today.

Voted Best Canadian wholesaler for Bird Deterrent products four years in a row.

Contact Info: 1- 877– 4– NO-BIRD (www.pigeonpatrol.ca)