Bikes stolen during charity cycle returned

Two stolen bicycles, which were of immense sentimental value, were returned to their owners in Carrick-on-Shannon last weekend. On Sunday, September 27, James Campbell, of Cortober, Carrick-on-Shannon, and his friend Breifne Earley, from Leitrim Village, took part in a charity cycle for Pieta House in Tuam.

  When they returned to the Leitrim county town, both of their bikes were stolen from a bike-carrier at the back of James’ vehicle in Cortober.

  James said: “Our bikes mean so much to both Breifne and I. Regardless of their material value, they both have a high sentimental value to us.” After a campaign on social media, the bikes were reunited with their owners.  James said: “The person whom most deserves credit and praise for ensuring that Breifne and I were reunited with our bikes is Garda Eamonn Flanagan.

  “Through his dedicated hard work and determination, our bikes were found in north Leitrim and he is presently following a certain line of inquiry in order to bring these thieves to justice. Garda Eamonn, a massive thank you.”