A BIKE worth £3,800 was stolen from a garage in Christchurch.

Police have now released images of the distinctive bike in the hope of tracing the thief.

The green-coloured Orange Pro mountain bike was stolen from a garage in Highcliffe Road on the night of Sunday February 9. The theft was discovered at around 6am on Monday February 10.

Sergeant Rich Barnett, of Dorset Police, said: "This is a distinctive bike and I am appealing to anyone who comes across it to please contact police.

"We would also like to hear from anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the Highcliffe Road area on the night."

Information to Dorset Police on 101, quoting occurrence number 55200021091, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.