AN ADAPTED bike for people with disabilities which was stolen from the Port Seton Centre has been recovered.

The theft took place on October 5, some time between 4pm and 6pm, with a window at the centre being smashed.

It was after finding the broken window, which will cost about £400 to repair, that staff realised the bike had been taken.

The bike is used by members of Port Seton Resource Centre, which is based at the Port Seton Centre; it supports young people and adults with learning and physical disabilities.

The orange three-wheeled bike that was taken has two parts: one for an able-bodied person to cycle on and another for a disabled or less-able-bodied person to sit and enjoy the ride alongside.

It was found near the Co-op store in Port Seton the same day it was taken and has since been returned to the centre.

Daniel Baigrie, community development officer at the Port Seton Centre, said: “The adapted bike which is used by adults with physical disabilities was stolen from the centre last Monday evening but fortunately has now been returned.

“It’s a popular resource enjoyed by a number of our service users and we’re grateful that it has been returned undamaged.” 

Now police are appealing for witnesses to the incident.

They say the bike may have been seen in the Prestonpans area at about 6.15pm that day.

A police spokesperson said: “If anyone has any information about this incident, please contact police on 101, quoting incident number 0608 of October 6.”