AN investigation into the cull of pigeons at a Southampton hospital is expected to last two more weeks.

As reported in the Daily Echo, the incident at the Royal South Hants Hospital has been described as "horrifying" and "macabre" by animal rights campaigners.

Denise Theophilus, of the Foundation of Feathered Friends, said rescuers from Southampton’s Happy Animals Rescue & Rehab found "indescribable scenes of carnage".

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She added: "Adult birds had their necks wrung and had limbs and wings torn out. Five baby birds, plucked from their nests, had been battered to death with bricks with such great force that their entrails were visible."

Police attended the scene but said no offences had been committed.

An NHS Property Services spokesman said its own investigation was expected to conclude in the next two weeks.

"The investigation is proceeding but can't conclude until a key team member returns from annual leave next week."

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