From West Midlands Police:
Police in Northfield are investigating a series of shed arsons and break-ins overnight.
A total of six sheds at the back of properties in Frankley Beeches Road were targeted between 2.40am -6am this morning (Tuesday 19 March).
Two wooden sheds were set on fire, causing over £1,000 worth of damage to each of the structures and contents. Three other sheds were broken into and a car was damaged in one of them.
In a further break-in, an aviary in the back garden of another house was broken into causing a number of finches to escape or be stolen.
Two dead birds were later found in one of the burnt sheds, after they had flown in after the aviary was broken into.
Police are investigating the incidents and are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to contact officers at Birmingham South on 101.
Inspector Stephen Barley, from Birmingham South Police, said: “Officers are linking all the incidents overnight and are asking for anyone with information to contact us. Local neighbourhood officers are carrying out local enquiries and patrols and giving advice to residents about protecting their property.”
Information on shed security can be found at: www.safer-homes.org