Thieves have stolen Maurice Morris’s new bike

Maurice, on an old bike, at Margate carnival. The stolen bike is black. Photo Frank Leppard

Police have been notified after thieves stole a bike belonging to well-known Margate resident Maurice Morris.

The bike was taken from outside Tesco in Northdown Road at around 9.25am today (June 9).

Maurice, in his 80s, has lived in the town his whole life and can regularly be seen on his bike or pushing his trolley when delivering papers.

The bike is black and was only bought two weeks ago.

A Kent Police spokesman confirmed the theft had been reported.

They said: “At 9.25am today a bicycle was reported stolen from outside a supermarket in Northdown Road. Anyone with information should call 01843 222289, quoting reference 09-0419. Alternatively call the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 555111.”