A Chatteris man and a woman from Baldock have been arrested after dead pigeons were found in St Neots on which Nazi Swastikas had been carved into their chests.
“Today officers, from the Huntingdonshire neighbourhood team, arrested a 21-year-old woman from Baldock and a 23-year-old man from Chatteris on suspicion of racial/religious public order,” said a police spokesperson.
“They remain in custody.”
The spokesperson said they had been asked to investigate after receiving reports about the dead pigeons on August 22.
The photograph shows the dead pigeon in High Street, St Neots, with a Nazi Swastika -it was one of two found in the town.
Another was discovered in Brook Street, St Neots.
Local councillor Stephen Ferguson said: “St Neots residents are horrified by this spate of ‘Nazi pigeon’ murders.”
He said: “There are at least two – and the pink object around its neck is playing ‘happy birthday’ on repeat”.
One resident said: “We saw this and spoke to Cambridgeshire police on 101 who are sending an officer out.
The resident hopes CCTV near to where one pigeon was spotted – outside McColl’s in the High Street – might help to find who is responsible.
Another resident said she was pleased it had been reported to Cambridgeshire police.
“One of the most disturbing things I’ve ever seen,” she said.
One other resident said that the incident was “terrifying; police sound like they are taking this seriously as I dread to think what this individual has done/is capable of”.
A resident who spotted the dead pigeon in Brook Street confirmed it had the same markings as the one discovered in High Street.
“They were the same markings but with three or four of them.”
A man said he had seen one of the pigeons on his morning walk.
“I am horrified,” he said. “This is just awful.”
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