And finally… budgie smuggler

A man has admitted stealing a dozen budgies from a woman’s home before offering to help her look for the pets - while a couple of them sat on his shoulder.

Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard that Mohammed Rahman, 37, broke into accountant Anne Ferguson’s flat with a hammer last April.

Ms Ferguson later discovered Rahman sitting nearby with two of the birds sitting on him. He claimed that the birds were his, but offered to help her look for her missing pets.

After the pair discovered her discarded birdcage with a single live bird inside, Rahman handed over the two birds for Ms Ferguson to look after on his behalf.

Sheriff Norman McFadyen said Rahman had committed a “bizarre” offence and jailed him for a year, Edinburgh Live reports.

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