SEVEN pigeons have been stolen from an allotment in Consett.

The pigeons were taken from a loft on Park Street, Blackhill, overnight between Friday and Saturday.

Durham Police said it was believed the suspect or suspects forced the entrance door open before heading to the loft at the rear of the allotment and removing the pigeons.

They made off in an unknown direction.

Anyone with information about the incident, or who saw anything suspicious, is asked to call Durham Police on 101 quoting reference number 91 of August 25.