Recognise your bike? Police holding open day to return almost 70 stolen mountain bikes

Police have recovered almost 70 stolen mountain bikes, as well as various power tools, and are now on a mission to return them to their owners.

The items were seized from an address in Middleton – but officers believe they were stolen from across Greater Manchester.

Pictures have been posted of the bikes and tools to help reunite the stolen goods with their owners – and an open day will take place this Saturday (September 18) at Middleton Police Station.

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A spokesperson from Greater Manchester Police said: “On the 8 June 2021, officers from GMP’s Middleton division raided a property on Wordsworth Road, Boarshaw, and subsequently recovered 68 mountains bikes and various different kinds of power tools that are believed to have been stolen from all around the Greater Manchester area.

Almost 60 bikes stolen bikes have been recovered by police in Middleton – and they now want to return them to their owners
(Image: Greater Manchester Police)

Police Constable Andy Gray, of GMPs Rochdale division added: “We have recovered a large amount of stolen property and we would very much like to see it reunited to as many rightful owners as possible.

Recognise your bike? Police found these in Middleton – and want to return them to their owners.
(Image: Greater Manchester Police)

“As well as releasing these images, we are also planning an open day at Middleton Police Station this Saturday.

Police have recovered mountain bikes that they believe are from across Greater Manchester
(Image: Greater Manchester Police)

“Anyone is free to come along, all we ask is that you bring proof of purchase/ownership of the item that you believe may belong to you, along with a form of ID.”

Police in Middleton have also recovered a number of different power tools
(Image: Greater Manchester Police)

To view all the images of the stolen items, click here.

Anyone who believes an item pictured may belong to them, is asked to call Middleton Police Station on 0161 856 8701.

Note that the items pictured were all recovered on the June 8, 2021 ,so no property taken after that date will be shown.

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