POLICE are appealing for information and witnesses following the theft of an electric mountain bike worth £5,500 from an Arrochar GP's garden shed.

Dr Simon Ardern's 'Specialized Kenvo' bike was taken from the shed at his home in Ferryfield Gardens in Alexandria between 3.30am and 7.30am on Sunday, July 12.

Dr Ardern used the bike to make home visits to patients from his base at the Arrochar GP surgery.

He also used it to travel to and from shifts at the Vale of Leven and at the Helensburgh Covid-19 assessment facility at the town's Victoria Integrated Care Centre.

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Dr Ardern had removed the bike's front wheel prior to the incident, but the thief made off with the frame, which still had the rear wheel attached.

Detective Sergeant Bruce Fyfe from Police Scotland said: "We have been carrying out enquiries, including going door to door and checking for CCTV in the area.

"The bike is distinctive and I am hoping that someone saw the thief pushing or carrying the bike.

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"I am seeking the assistance of the local community to get in touch with me if they have seen this bike or if they have any information regarding its whereabouts.

"If anyone has dashcam footage or private CCTV from the early hours of yesterday (Sunday) morning, I would also ask that they review the footage and pass anything of note on to us."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 101, quoting incident 1357 of July 12.

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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