Appeal for owner to come forward after suspected bike theft

DORSET Police are continuing to investigate the suspected theft of bikes that were recovered in Christchurch and are issuing a further appeal after another bike was located.
On Tuesday, April 23 officers attended an address in the Walkford area of the town and recovered 25 bicycles which are believed to have been stolen.
A 52-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy from Christchurch were arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods and released on police bail as enquiries continued.
Following further investigative work, officers have now recovered a further bike – a red, silver and blue GT mountain bike – that they also believed has been stolen.
Police constable Luke Booth, of Dorset Police, said: “We are continuing to make enquiries into this matter and I am keen to identify the owner of this latest bike that has been recovered.
“I would urge anyone who recognises the description and thinks they may be the owner, to please come forward and give as much detail as possible, including serial numbers and distinguishing marks, so we can confirm ownership.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240052077.
Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

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