Police trace bike’s owner

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A SPEEDWAY motorbike found dumped in a stream in a Sheffield park has been reunited with its rightful owner.

The bike was found by a member of the public in a stream in Ecclesfield Park, and South Yorkshire Police posted a message on the internet asking whether anyone could help officers identify its rightful owner.

Officers from Ecclesfield Safer Neighbourhood Team are still trying to find the thief, who stole the bike from a garden shed in Ecclesfield.

Anyone with information should call 0114 2202020.

No arrests have been made in connection with the theft.

A police spokeswoman said: “A member of the public who contacted the police found the bike in a stream. It was a bespoke speedway bike.”