Birds die in suspected arson attack

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A COLLECTION of canaries and budgies have died in a suspected arson attack on an aviary.

Firefighters were called to Toward Road in Hendon, Sunderland, at 5.10am today.

An aviary attached to a property was on fire which spread to the roofs of two nearby properties.

A total of 25 birds - a mix of canaries and budgies - died in the blaze which destroyed the aviary.