Officers who recovered a number of suspected stolen bikes in Christchurch are issuing an appeal in a bid to reunite them with their owners.

On Tuesday 23 April 2024, officers attended an address in the Walkford area of the town and recovered 25 bicycles which are suspected to have been stolen.

The bicycles that were recovered include:

White and blue Carrera Vengeance bike
Black Carrera Vengeance bike
Black Trek Evo EX8 bike
Black Forme Curbar bike
Red Voodoo bike
Grey Calibre Point bike
Black and white Specialized Hardrock bike
Black CUBE bike
Yellow Carrera Vengeance bike
Green TREK Three series bikes
Black and orange Voodoo Bizango bike
Red Carrera Kraken bike
Black and blue Carrera Titan bike
Grey and red Specialized Hardrock bike
Black Carrera Kraken bike
Blue Carrera bike
Red Raleigh Chopper
Red Raleigh Chopper
Blue Ridgeback bike
Black Raleigh AT40 bike
Grey and green Saracen Tufftrax bike
Blue Raleigh Train bike
Blue Frame for a Claud Butler 1.3 Trailridge bike
Silver AM2 bike

A 52-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy from Christchurch have been arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods. They have been released on police bail as the investigation continues.

Police Constable Luke Booth, of Dorset Police, said: “I am really keen to hear from anyone who believes they have had a bike matching one of the descriptions given stolen recently.

“If you suspect one of the recovered bikes is yours, please get in touch with a full description of the item, including serial number and any other distinguishing marks. If the item matches one we have recovered, we will be in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240052077. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

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