Stolen bike returned to grateful 15-year-old boy
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A stolen bicycle has been returned to its grateful owner after it was recovered in the St James area of Northampton.
At about 2pm on August 3, 2021, 15-year-old Daniel Vaughan’s bicycle was stolen from outside the front of a sports centre in Duston by an unknown male.
Despite staff from the centre chasing the thief, he got away, and Daniel’s bike was seemingly lost.
However, after enquiries made by PCSO Andrew Emberton in the St James area of Northampton, Daniel’s bicycle was found. Last week it was handed back to him with a brand-new D-Lock and advice to get it registered on Bike Register to make it easier to track down if it’s ever stolen again.
Dave Stimpson from the Northampton Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “This is one of the best feelings in policing – being able to help people and reunite them with possessions they thought they had lost forever.
“It was great to get Daniel’s bike back to him and also provide him with a new D-Lock and some crime prevention advice.
“All of this came about by some great work by PCSO Andy Emberton who demonstrates all the time why it is so important to have people like him on the ground, gathering information and intelligence, and being a true link into our communities.”
“Always lock your bike, keep a record of the frame number and other identifying features, and get your bike marked at one of our Bike Marking Events. If it is stolen, it’s easier for us to return it to you.”
Register your bicycle at www.bikeregister.com – it’s quick, easy and protects your bike from theft.