Police in Ellesmere Port appeal for witnesses after teenager has his bike stolen Date published: 11th January 2017 3.14pm

Police in Ellesmere Port are appealing for witnesses after a 13-year-old boy had his bike stolen.

At around 11.20pm on 6 January 2017 the boy was riding his bike along Sutton Way in Great Sutton. As he got to its junction with Overpool Road he was approached by a man who blocked his path causing him to come to a stop.

The man asked for the time and while the boy was distracted pushed him causing him to fall, and then stole his bike and cycled away with it.

The offender is described as white, around 17 or 18 years old, 5ft 9ins to 5ft 10ins tall, and of average build. He had a local accent.

He was wearing a black hooded fleece jacket with a small white emblem on the chest to the right, and black towelling style jogging bottoms with a patch on the right hand pocket. He was wearing black Adidas trainers, Thinsulate gloves and scarf. The scarf was covering lower half of his face.

DC Kev Cooper said: “Thankfully he didn’t receive any injuries but he was left shaken by his ordeal. I would urge anyone with information to contact police.”

Anyone with information should contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 865 of 6 January 2017.

Alternatively information can be given anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.