The Metropolitan Police says that it has charged a 20-year-old man with handling stolen goods in connection with a burglary in Lee Park, South East London last Friday 9 May in which three customised bikes were taken.
Ashley Moore, aged 20 and from Marischal Road, London SE13, has been bailed to appear at Bromley Magistrates' Court on 29 May.
Handling stolen goods is an offence under the Theft Act 1968 and one that while complicated can have a broad scope; besides people actively involved in the stolen bike trade, similar charges have also been laid for example against people buying a bike at Brick Lane Market which turns out to have been stolen bike.
Police did not say whether or not the bikes had been recovered.
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Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.