A PAPERBOY is being forced to do his round on foot, after thieves stole the bicycle he bought out of his own wages.

Kyle Davidson left the dark silver Reebok bike parked outside his home in Locomotive Street, Darlington, on Tuesday (April 1) evening.

He went into the house to watch the Champions League clash between Manchester United and Bayern Munich between 8pm and 9pm.

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When he returned, the bike was gone.

His furious mother, Ellen, said: "There won't be many bikes of this type around.

"It's taken away his transport for his job, he's going to have to walk round.

"I just think it's disgusting that someone has taken the bike, especially considering he used his own money to buy it.

"The bike wasn't locked up, but it was right outside my front window and whoever has taken it must have been able to see us sat inside watching the football."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.