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.
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