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Police appeal after specialist bike is stolen

Police in Derby have launched a public appeal for information after the theft of a specialist bike.

The cycle, which is used by disabled youngsters in the city, was taken from a shed in Markeaton Park. The Velo Plus tricycle with a ramp on the front to accommodate a wheelchair went missing overnight between January 29th and 30th.

Police revealed that a number of other bikes – all of which were used by Cycle Derby – were also stolen in the break-in, reports the Derby Telegraph.

Some of the bikes have been recovered from a property in Redshaw Street, Derby, but police are still looking for two BMX Raptors and five Barracuda 700c bikes, as well as the Velo Plus tricycle.

Officers noted that the Velo bike has a distinct design – with two wheels at the front and a large metal plate to hold a wheelchair – which may make it easier to trace.

Anyone who has any information about the theft of the bikes should call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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