Appeal after stolen 
motorbike dumped

A motorbike dumped in the River Slea. Photo: Shelagh McIntyre

A motorbike dumped in the River Slea. Photo: Shelagh McIntyre

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Police are appealing for information after a motorbike was stolen and then dumped in the River Slea, in Sleaford.

It was found partially submerged near the railway bridge between Cogglesford Mill and the A17 on New Year’s Day.

Police were informed of the find about 12.20pm by a member of the public, with the owner - a Sleaford man in his 20s - reporting it as stolen later that afternoon.

Photographs of the dumped motorbike were put on social media, prompting an outcry over the offence.

The bike was taken from a car park in Northgate, Sleaford, between 1pm and 2.30pm on New Year’s Eve, police say.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 303 of January 1 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.