Had a bike lost or stolen in or near Chester?
Hundreds of bicycles recovered by Chester policeThree hundred bikes!
Dec 7 2009 Chester Chronicle
POLICE have recovered hundreds of bicycles, some of which are believed to be
stolen, following two warrants.
Officers from the Chester Outer Neighbourhood Policing Team worked with officers
from the Western rural to execute warrants in Jonathan's Way, Blacon and at a
farm in Hargrave on Thursday.
At the farm, officers recovered more than three hundred bikes. Some of which are
believed to have been stolen.
A 49-year-old from Blacon was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods and
was released on police bail until January 14.
Insp Steve Beddows of the Chester Outer Neighbourhood Policing Unit said:
"Handling stolen goods encourages thefts and break-ins and we will continue to
carry out warrants on premises we have reason to believe are being used to store
Police are now appealing for the rightful owners to come forward and identify
Insp Phil Hodgson of the Western Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team said: "Anyone
who believes their stolen bike may be part of this seizure can contact us to
arrange a viewing. Anyone claiming a bike will need proof that it is theirs."
Anyone who wants to view the bikes can contact Kevin Ferguson on 01244 612692.