Thieves steal bike from four-year-old

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A MUM is appealing to readers of the Fife Free Press to help return a stolen bike to rightful owner - Jase (4), from Kirkcaldy.

The youngster had left the bike by Victoria Hospital’s biostation at around 3.00 p.m. on Friday, June 28, while he played nearby in the bushes.

But Jase, who lives at Yetholm Way, was distraught when he returned two hours later to find the bike had been stolen.

His mum Shirley Crawley (31), said: “I bought it for him only three weeks ago .

“He played on it every day, all day.

“He was devastated.”

The bike, which cost £100, is a white 18” Apollo Force boys’ BMX (a similar model is pictured above).

Jase’s bike, despite being new, already has a few distinctive marks including pink paint marks from bumping into another bike.

Shirley said: “The police are due to come around on Thursday and I’m hoping the hospital’s CCTV footage will pick up what happened.”

An appeal on Facebook has, so far, failed to turn up the bike.

“Jase is so upset, I wanted to appeal to the public to keep an eye out for it.

“I really just don’t know what else to do.”

Shirley has asked anyone with information on the bike’s whereabouts to contact her on 07545 399865.

Alternatively, contact Fife Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 55511.