Group appeals for return of stolen vans

One of the stolen vans at Bikeabilty session with Carronshore Youth Club
One of the stolen vans at Bikeabilty session with Carronshore Youth Club

A community group serving the Forth Valley area is appealing for help after two of its vans were stolen.

The Recyke-a-bike vehicles - bearing the registration numbers SP09 MDU and SF14 UOX - were taken this morning.

Both the vans have distinctive sign-writing on them and one is badly damaged at the front after an earlier break-in at the group;s premises.

A post on Recyke--a-bike's Favebook page today sought support to help trace the vehicles, which are vital to the group's work.

It read: "If you see any of the vans please call the police on 101 and let them know.

"Under no circumstances should you approach the person driving it, ensure your own safety at all times.

"Please share this appeal through your own networks. Thank you for your ongoing support."

Recyke-a-bike is a community interest project with aims to help people into work and develop an interest in cycling.

Based in Causewayhead, Stirling, it provides training and work placements at it recycling centre where it reconditions unwanted bikes for resale at affordable prices. It also offers a variety of outreach services.