Thieves target cycle shop

PUBLISHED: 11:07 22 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:36 25 May 2010

THIEVES broke into a Portishead shop, causing hundreds of pounds worth of damage and making off with goods valued at more than £3,000.

THIEVES broke into a Portishead shop, causing hundreds of pounds worth of damage and making off with goods valued at more than £3,000.

Crooks forced a roller shutter at the Comfortably Numb cycle shop in Stoke Road off High Street at around 10.30pm on January 13.

Police officers arrived just after the incident, after a nearby resident raised the alarm when they heard the commotion.

Owner Sean Byrne said display cabinets inside the shop had been smashed to gain access to cycling components and a mountain bike had also been stolen.

Mr Byrne, who has just been appointed a new manager at the shop, said the burglary had been a nuisance but he was trying to put a positive slant on it.

He said: "The shop was closed for a few days to allow us to carry out repairs and we have now re-opened using the new name of Portishead Cycles.

"We want to focus on family cycling in the Portishead area and have changed our name to reflect this."

The shop which is currently open Monday to Saturday will be extending its opening hours to include Sundays in the spring.

More from Weston Mercury

Yesterday, 19:46

The king of rock ‘n’ roll Elvis Presley’s greatest hits will be brought to life again in Weston this month, with one of the best tribute acts in the country taking to the stage.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:31

Prime Minister Theresa May has handed Weston-super-Mare MP John Penrose a role in Government.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:00

An East Brent woman has been given an award for service to the community.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:58

Five pubs in Weston have been recognised for their excellent real ale selection by being included in the Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) 2019 Good Beer Guide.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

Model railway enthusiasts gathered in Highbridge to spend the day indulging their passion.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:31

The Cases Somerset Rebels management will be holding a fans forum at the Oaktree Arena to explain their decision to revert to the championship.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:00

A blue plaque honouring Dr Fox has been unveiled on his original bath house on Knightstone Island.

Read more
Weston Town Council Weston-super-Mare
Yesterday, 12:28

Hornets defeated Midsomer Norton in a high-scoring Somerset Cup quarter-final tie.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:27

Weston were knocked out of the Somerset Cup in the first round by the students of Bath University.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:26

Hornettes Ladies returned from Bath with a loss in their latest league match.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 4°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists