A BIKE belonging to a young woman who suffers from Aspergers syndrome has been stolen in Magherafelt.
Local police have issued an appeal to the public for help in recovering the mountain bike which was taken from a house at Sperrin View last weekend.
The bike is considered by the 22-year-old woman’s family to be her lifeline.
Police say it was stolen from outside the house on Sunday evening sometime before 8pm.
The bike is unique as there are only a few owned in Northern Ireland.
It is a black and gold coloured Klondyke Boxer mountain bike with dual suspension, bottle carrier on front handle bars and luggage carrier on rear saddle.
It has blue and silver coloured transfers on it and a sticker with the word ‘Bronx’ on the inside of the wheel rims.
Anyone who may have seen the bike being taken or knows of its whereabouts is asked to contact police at Magherafelt on 0845 600 8000 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555. 111.