Dead pigeon left tied to lamppost

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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.