AN allotment holder was left in tears and said he’d ‘lost everything’ after his beloved racing pigeons were killed in a callous arson attack.

Up to 180 pigeons were killed across two allotments during the attacks early on Tuesday.

John Holmes, 73, of Birk Avenue, Kendray, lost more than 90 pigeons.

Fighting back tears, he said: “Everything is gone. I lost my son 15 months ago to cancer and my wife is poorly so we don’t go on holiday. This was my retreat, my holiday. But I’ve lost everything.”
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