Owners sought for 25 recovered bikes suspected stolen in Christchurch

A RAFT of bikes suspected to have been stolen in the Christchurch area have been recovered by police – who are now trying to reunite them with their owners.

On Tuesday, April 23, Dorset Police officers attended an address in the Walkford area of the town and recovered 25 bicycles which are suspected to have been stolen.

The bicycles that were recovered include:
White and blue Carrera Vengeance bike
Black Carrera Vengeance bike
Black Trek Evo EX8 bike
Black Forme Curbar bike
Red Voodoo bike
Grey Calibre Point bike
Black and white Specialized Hardrock bike
Black CUBE bike
Yellow Carrera Vengeance bike
Green TREK Three series bikes
Black and orange Voodoo Bizango bike
Red Carrera Kraken bike
Black and blue Carrera Titan bike
Grey and red Specialized Hardrock bike
Black Carrera Kraken bike
Blue Carrera bike
Red Raleigh Chopper
Red Raleigh Chopper
Blue Ridgeback bike
Black Raleigh AT40 bike
Grey and green Saracen Tufftrax bike
Blue Raleigh Train bike
Blue Frame for a Claud Butler 1.3 Trailridge bike
Silver AM2 bike

A 52-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy from Christchurch have been arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods, a spokesperson said, and have been released on police bail as the investigation continues.

PC Luke Booth, of Dorset Police, said: “I am really keen to hear from anyone who believes they have had a bike matching one of the descriptions given stolen recently.

“If you suspect one of the recovered bikes is yours, please get in touch with a full description of the item, including serial number and any other distinguishing marks. If the item matches one we have recovered, we will be in touch.”

Anyone with information regarding the thefts, or who thinks their bike may have been recovered, should contact Dorset Police at or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55240052077. They can also contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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