Ten-year-old cystic fibrosis sufferer’s bike stolen (Yate)

Posted on Monday 19th April 2010 at 11:28 pm by SH (Editor)

Police are seeking the public’s help to recover two stolen bikes – one of which belongs to a 10-year-old cystic fibrosis sufferer.

They were taken overnight between 5pm on Sunday April 11 and 11am on Monday April 12 form a property in Edgeworth, Yate.

Both bikes were Apollo mountain bikes – one with 26ins wheels and the other with 20ins wheels.

The adult bike – The Apollo FS.26 Men’s full suspension mountain bike – has front and rear suspension, 18 speed Shimano gears and cross-tread mountain bike tyres, plus powerful V-brakes.

The smaller bike – Apollo FS.20 Men’s full suspension mountain bike – has 20ins wheels, suitable for children aged seven to nine years, having six-speed Shimano twist-grip gears, lightweight and rust-free alloy rims and dual suspension.

Police have been advised that the smaller bike belongs to a 10-year-old cystic fibrosis sufferer, who uses the bike to enable him to meet with his friends due to breathing problems he experiences if he walks too far.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the Edgeworth area of Yate when the bikes were taken.

They would also like to hear from anyone who has been offered an Apollo bike – or pair of bikes.

Anyone able to help the police appeal, should contact the crime enquiry unit at Staple Hill police station. Alternatively, call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Source: Avon and Somerset Police

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