Teenager arrested after bike theft

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A TEENAGER has been arrested on suspicion of theft after a bike was stolen on Thursday.

Thames Valley Police is now appealing for witnesses after the theft at the BMX track in Pineham at around 3.45pm.

Police heard how a 12-year-old boy was approached by a black youth with afro hair, who asked for a ride on his bike.

After riding it for a short while, the youth disappeared and didn’t return. After his arrest he was released on police bail until September 6.

PC Andy Hipkin, investigating the theft, said: “I believe the thief was with another teenager who was riding a small purple girls’ bike.

“There were lots of adults and young people at the track at the time and I would appeal to anyone who saw two teenagers matching the description ride off on the bike to contact police.”

Anyone with information should contact PC Hipkin on 0845 8 505 505 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.