Appeal for witnesses after two bikes were stolen in Widnes Date published: 22nd June 2017 3.37pm

Officers are investigating after bikes were stolen overnight from a shed at a house on Trinity Place in Widnes.

Between 11.30pm on Wednesday 21 June and 6.40am on Thursday 22 June thieves broke into a shed in the back garden and stole two mountain bikes.

One of the bikes is a Vitus Dominer 1 and is yellow with a black frame. The other bike is a bright green Commencal Supreme HD V3.

Inspector Chris Adkins, of Widnes Local Policing Unit, said: "If anyone saw any suspicious behaviour in the area around the time the bikes were stolen or may have seen the bikes please get in touch with officers so we can return them to their owner.

“I would encourage residents to consider making it more difficult for thieves by having flood lights fitted or gravel on the drive. It is also worth investing in bike marking kits so that if your bike is recovered by us, we can return it to you.

“Following these security checks can go a long way in helping to keep your property safe and free from opportunists.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 122 of 22 June. Information can also be passed on anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.