ASTUTE police work has helped Richmond officers recover 12 stolen bikes, but now they have to find their owners.

Anyone who has been the victim of bike theft during the past few months is invited to visit the town's police station tomorrow, between 2pm and 4pm, to see if their property is among the cycles held in the compound in I'Anson Road. Proof of ownership will be required for any bike claimed.

All the bikes were found at an address in the Colburn area and most are suitable for children or teenagers.

For details call PC Gary Treweek, on (01748) 823055.