ARSONISTS have been blamed for a blaze which killed a racing pigeon.
The bird and three others were in coops next to one that was set alight at a house off Leymoor Road in Longwood on Thursday afternoon. Youngsters were seen running away just before the fire was spotted.
Three other birds suffered smoke inhalation but survived. One coop was destroyed and two others were damaged. Anyone with information should contact Huddersfield police helpdesk on 01484 436659 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.