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Dudley teenage cycle theft victim back on road after cops step in
2:17pm Monday 19th August 2013 in Local
A TEENAGE bike theft victim is back on two wheels after cops set the wheels in motion to replace his stolen cycle.
Officers in Dudley asked charity City-Can-Cycle for a second hand bike to be donated to Kearney Brierley after his was stolen in Dudley town centre.
The 13-year-old, from the Priory Estate, used his bike on most days to meet up with friends.
City-Can-Cycle is a charity that helps to advance the education and skills in the Dudley borough and the surrounding areas by offering work experience and training in bicycle repair, maintenance and safety.
Police Community Support Officer Omar Sharif from the Castle and Priory neighbourhood policing team, visited City-Can-Cycle with Kearney to hand over the bike.
PCSO Sharif said: "We were all really happy to be handing the bike over to Kearney. You could tell that he was over the moon by the donation and really thankful. I know that he will take good care of it."
Kearney Brierley said: "When the bike was handed over to me I was speechless. I love the bike and am going to take good care of it. Thank you everyone for the bike."
Dudley's City-Can-Cycle has been running for over nine years and works with volunteers of all ages.
The main objective of the charity is to help young people by providing support, mentoring and activities plus promoting a healthy way of life by offering less well off people the opportunity to own their own bike.
For more information about Dudley's City-Can-Cycle charity visit their website at www.city-can-cycle.co.uk
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