A TEENAGE boy has been left devastated after the bike he had been given as an early Christmas present was stolen.
The 13-year-old had helped his friend back to his home in Sherwood Avenue, Wisbech, after he had fallen and hurt himself while in the play area of Waterlees Park, known as the Spinney.
He left the Mongoose BMX outside the home, but it was gone by the time he left the house at 6.20pm on Sunday, December 9.
His family have released a picture of the bike in the hope someone will recognise it.
PC Michelle Bax, investigating, said: “He had been given the bike as a joint Christmas and birthday present and is devastated that it has been stolen.
“He only left it unattended for a few minutes while helping his friend.
“I would urge anyone who has been offered the bike for sale or seen it being ridden around the town to call police.”
Anyone with any information should call PC Bax on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800-555111.