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1.55pm - Has your mountain bike been stolen in Gloucestershire

By This is Gloucestershire  |  Posted: September 30, 2008

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POLICE in Gloucestershire are trying to reunite stolen mountain bikes with their owners.

Among the bikes is the silver Diamondback M20 pictured which was recovered following the arrest of a boy on suspicion of theft.

PC James Ford said; "We're keen to see this bike returned to its rightful owner and so if you recognise it as one that you have lost or had stolen we ask you to contact us."

The bike is described as a silver Diamondback M20 men's mountain bike with front suspension and is thought to be fairly new.

PC Ford continued; "We'd also like to take this opportunity to remind members of the public to get their bike post-coded and to keep a record of the frame number. By doing this you significantly increase the chance of your bike being returned to you if it is lost or stolen."

The 16-year-old from Cheltenham was arrested yesterday, Monday September 29 on Princess Elizabeth Way and has since been released on Police bail to October 31.

On Saturday October 11, and on the second Saturday of November and December, the public will also be able to visit Cheltenham Police station on Lansdown Road, to view other recovered cycles in order to try and identify their stolen bike.

If you recognise the bike please contact Gloucestershire Constabulary on 0845 090 1234 with the bike's serial number and as many other details as possible.

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    James Wasley, Gloucester  |  January 18 2009, 8:21PM

    I had a bike stolen from my this Friday night bewteen 4:30 & 9:30 whilst working at sainsburys. The bikes a silver framed Reebok with black & red stickers with a few scratches. The bikes model name is: Laser.

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    Steve, Cheltenham  |  September 30 2008, 6:08PM

    If I did have a mountain bike I'm sure it would have been stolen by now. What I want to know is have they found my stereo yet? Or the two yobs that attacked me? I suppose some public-spirited person found these bikes and handed them in, did they?

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    Norman Miles, Chengdu,China  |  September 30 2008, 3:48PM

    I had mine stolen here in Chengdu,the police were very helpful,telling me they had rounded up the usual eleven and a half million suspects and were holding them in and around the city,mind you the price of a new bike is about twenty five pounds.They turn a blind eye when you buy a cheaper second hand model from the stolen bike market,unfortunately I was too late to buy my old bike back,but it sure is fun.N.S.Miles

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    Zinger, Glos  |  September 30 2008, 1:20PM

    If they can't find the owners may i make a suggestion to Gloucestershire Constabulary? Give them to your bobbies to get on the beat and present a visible prescence.

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    tim, cheltenham  |  September 30 2008, 1:09PM

    Here you go Steve go get it back !