Fallen boxing champ Mike Tyson's plans to build a pigeon coop in the backyard of his Arizona home have been halted because he doesn't have a permit.

Tyson, who has said he owns 350 pigeons, had hoped to house them all in their very own structure on his Sun Valley property.

But after a neighbour questioned the construction, inspectors were sent to the house, where it was discovered that a permit had not been obtained for the structure.

Officials say Tyson or his representative must file the necessary paperwork within the next two weeks to obtain a building permit before work can resume.

23/06/2005 09:41