Appeal for information on stolen bikes

One of the bikes which has been stolen from Westfield School in Fraserburgh.
One of the bikes which has been stolen from Westfield School in Fraserburgh.

The head teacher of a special school for children with a variety of additional support needs has renewed her appeal for information after a third bike was stolen from the school.

Six bikes by manufacturer Islabikes were purchased for £400 each for secondary pupils at Westfield School in Fraserburgh in spring 2014.

The first two bikes were stolen in October 2014 and the third on Boxing Day. The thefts were reported to Police Scotland at the time.

The bikes purchased look like standard two-wheel bikes but with very light frames. The first two stolen were a brown-gold colour while the third was blue.

Head Teacher of Westfield School, Kerri Dalton, said: “These bikes were purchased to help support the development of our pupils and I am very saddened that three of them have now been stolen.

“It is very important that we build confidence in the young people who attend Westfield School.

“Learning to ride a bike gives the pupil a huge confidence boost and our pupils are very disappointed that there are now fewer bikes as it means they cannot be ridden as much as previously.

“Someone out there knows where these bikes are and I urge anyone with information to come forward.”

Police Sergeant Graeme Cupples said: “We have received reports of three thefts of pupils’ bikes from Westfield School in the period between October 2014 and December 2014 and we are continuing with our enquiries to find those responsible.

“We are appealing for members of the public who may have information on these incidents or have seen anything suspicious to contact Police Scotland on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if they wish to remain anonymous.”