Police Cycle Task Force raids eBay seller and arrests London bike thieves

photo Officers from the police Cycle Task Force moved swiftly after stolen bikes were spotted on eBay

A cycling blogger who reported eight bikes stolen to the police, and highlighted the theft on her website, has had all the bikes recovered, and an arrest has been made.

Charlotte Barnes, who writes the bicycleslut blog, appealed to readers to look out for the bikes on websites commonly used to sell stolen bikes, in particular Gumtree and eBay.

When a friend spotted one of her bikes on eBay, Charlotte called the police and they sprang into action.

Read the full story here.

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