Thieves snatch boy's Christmas present bike as they break into shed in Northumberland

An appeal has been launched to find the thieves who stole a bike gifted to a boy for Christmas.

By Fiona Thompson
Friday, 20th March 2020, 3:08 pm
Updated Friday, 20th March 2020, 3:08 pm

Northumbria Police officers in Ashington are asking for help after the theft, which happened shortly before 6.15pm on Wednesday, March 4, at an address on Queen Street in the town.

It was reported that someone entered the shed at the rear of the property and stole the bike.

The young victim had been given the bike as a Christmas gift in December and now officers are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch as they work to reunite him with it.

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A photo of the stolen bike, shared by Northumbria Police as its officers search for it and the thieves who stole it.

Detective Constable Alison Felton, said: “We know the photo isn’t great quality but hopefully someone will have some information that might be able to help us reunite a young boy with his beloved bike.”

Anyone who can help can call 101 or visit the reporting form or Tell Us section of https://beta.northumbria.police.uk/ using the reference 028682P/20.

An image released by police as part of their appeal to find the missing bike and whoever took it.