Anger as vintage bicycle stolen from outside heritage centre

The vintage bicycle was stolen from outside JH Adams, in Littleport.

The vintage bicycle was stolen from outside JH Adams, in Littleport. - Credit: Archant

A vintage bicycle believed to be almost 100 years old was stolen from outside a heritage centre by thieves.

The bicycle, which was secured with two locks, was donated to the JH Adams Ironmongers, in Main Street, Littleport, as part of its efforts to preserve the heritage of the village for future generations.

But, on Sunday night, thieves used bolt croppers to break through two locks to steal the bicycle, which is worth about £100.

Debra Jordan, a trustee of the centre, said volunteers were “very angry”.

She said: “It has made us all very angry because we have put in a lot of work over the last nine months to get the centre up and running. It’s just bad news.

“I should think it dated to 1910 or 1920 and was used by the father of the gentleman who donated the ironmongers to the village. It was behind gates, the gates were secured, and the bike was secured with another lock.”

Mrs Jordan said trustees would be reviewing CCTV footage of the area to see if any culprits can be identified.

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Anyone with information about the incident should contact Mrs Jordan on 01353 863634.

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