A swift response by police in Deal has led to a stolen bicycle being returned to its owner and a suspect being arrested.

Kent Police was contacted at 1.25pm on Wednesday 16 February 2022 and it was reported that an electric bike had been stolen in the town’s High Street.

Local officers attended the area and reviewed CCTV at nearby businesses. This led to a suspect being identified by one of the town’s PCSOs and a 17-year-old boy being arrested on suspicion of theft.

Local response

Details of the incident were also circulated on My Community Voice, a new messaging service from Kent Police that helps residents, businesses and community groups keep in touch with their local policing teams.

As a result, the stolen bike was later collected by its owner following information provided anonymously.

The boy who was arrested has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

For more information on My Community Voice, visit www.mycommunityvoicekent.co.uk

By Ed

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