Bikes stolen from village recovered

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Two bikes stolen from a Fylde village have been recovered on the other side of the Pennines, police have said.

Last month officers were appealing for information after a motorbike and a traditional butcher’s bike were stolen from an address in Hambleton.

The incident happened at around 1pm on Wednesday, May 20 when a group of four men in a white van arrived at the victim’s address on Shard Lane posing as potential customers who were looking to buy a vintage bike.

The men agreed to buy a motorcycle, a traditional butcher’s bike, which had “VMCC” written on the frame, and a chicken pen for £1,675 before loading the items into the van and driving off without paying the victim.

But, following the appeal, both the motorbike and butchers bike have been recovered from the South Yorkshire area.

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: “It is believed that they were sold online.

“No arrests have been made at this stage and enquires are on-going to trace those responsible for the theft.”

Anyone with information should contact police on (01253) 604355 or they can call 101 quoting crime reference number WD1502273.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.