Alicante City adults train children to carry out the Great Pigeon Theft

RACING PIGEON: A many-times champion can be worth €40,000 Photo credit: Pexels

MORE than 300 racing and competition pigeons valued at €120,000 have been stolen in Alicante province since last March.

The birds are worth an average €400, although a proven champion can fetch between €3,000 and €40,000, experts said.

A Policia Nacional investigation in Alicante City’s Juan XXIII and Mil Viviendas districts discovered that adults are staking out pigeon racing clubs and then using under-14s to steal the most valuable birds.

As they are under 14 and cannot be charged with a crime, the thefts continue unabated, police sources revealed.

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Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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