Theft in Stamford Hill just days after similar incident involving doctor a few miles away on Holloway Road

Just days after we reported how a doctor’s bike had been stolen as she attended to an injured motorcyclist on Holloway Road comes news that a policeman had his bike stolen in similar circumstances a few miles away in Stamford Hill.

The theft happened as a police officer from the Lordship Safer Neighbourhoods Team attended to a Police Community Support Officer who had been injured after being struck by a car last Thursday at 5pm in Cazenove Road, reports the Hackney Gazzette.

Sergeant Sue Wright, from the Clissold Safer Neighbourhoods team, told the newspaper: “I am anxious for this bike to be returned to us so that we can continue to patrol the ward on two wheels.”

The bike in question is a black and silver Specialized Crosstail, with no decals denoting it as a police bike. It was donated to the police just a fortnight ago by Spence Bakery, Church Street, Stoke Newington, adds the newspaper.

Christopher Irwin, aged 22 and of no fixed abode, has been charged with attempted grievous bodily harm with regard to the injuries sustained by the  PCSO.

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.