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Disabled man’s specially adapted bike stolen

News   •   May 23, 2019 14:00 BST

Police are appealing for information after a disabled man’s bicycle was stolen in Worthing.

The victim, a 66-year-old local man, had left his bike at the junction of Eirene Road and Eirene Avenue about 11am on Monday 20 May after he had an accident and had to rush to hospital.

When he returned around 11pm the same day, it had gone.

The bike – a silver Claud Butler model with a bag on the frame and accessories – is specially adapted to the victim, who is paralysed. Specifically, it has been made so all brakes and gears are on the left hand side.

It is his main mode of transport.

Officers are appealing for anyone who knows where the bike may be, or anyone who may have been offered it for sale, to get in touch.

You can report it online or call 101, quoting serial 508 of 21/05.