Belfast Telegraph

Houses damaged as birds killed in arson attack on pigeon loft

Two houses have been damaged after an arson attack in Co Antrim.

Shortly after 2am, it was reported that a pigeon loft had been set on fire in the Loranville area of Larne.

The pigeon loft was completely destroyed and a number of pigeons were killed.

A man in his 40s, who was in one of the houses at the time, was treated for the effects of smoke inhalation.

A woman and two young girls, also in the property, were not injured.

Detective Constable Rachel Gardiner has appealed for witnesses.

She said: "I am appealing for anyone who was in the area at around that time and who may have seen anything that could assist the investigation to contact detectives in Larne on 101.

"Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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