Home of cycling great Boardman targeted by burglars

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Merseyside Police are appealing for help from the public following a burglary at the Heswall home of Olympic cycling hero, Chris Boardman.

Officers were called to a property in the Gayton area at 9.20am on Monday February 29 following a report that offenders had forced entry to the garage sometime between 7pm on Sunday (February 28) and 7am on Monday.

Detective Constable John Molyneux said: “I would appeal to anyone who was in the Gayton area and noticed anything suspicious to contact police. Your information will be looked at thoroughly and could really help our enquiries.”

A forensic examination of the crime scene was carried out, and house to house enquiries were also made.

The burglars stole a number of high value bicycles and diving equipment including:

Cycling equipment

  • Two electric Gtech eBike City bikes, with black electric battery packs on the frame and Gtech light sets
  • A Boardman Junior Mountain bike with disc brakes
  • A Boardman Hybrid Pro with Continental hybrid tyres and Halfords light set
  • A Boardman Hybrid Pro (aluminium with carbon forks)
  • Two Boardman Pro 29er bikes (like the one pictured at the top of the page)
  • A Boardman SLS Disc D12 with carbon frame and forks and Shimano Dur-ace electric brakes
  • Diving equipment
  • A Dumpy 12 litre diving cylinder with ‘Steve Mac’ written on it
  • A Halcyon BCD with handmade lead back plate

DC Molyneux added: “Fortunately there was nobody at home at the time of the burglary, but the victim is understandably distressed about the fact they have been targeted in this way. I would also ask anyone who thinks they may have been offered items matching the descriptions of the items, or seen them being stored, to contact police.”

Anyone with information can call Merseyside Police on the 101 number or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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