A DEAD pigeon was discovered hanging from a lamppost in East Durham.
Firefighters were called out to remove the bird’s body, which was found off Cottages Road, in Seaham.
A crew from the town’s fire station attended from 3.30pm on Saturday.
It followed a call-out by RSPCA staff.
Officers from the animal charity are investigating the bird’s death.
Anyone with information is asked to call the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.