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Emily Thornberry’s son’s bike stolen while volunteering

Bike stolen from outide St Luke's Community Centre

22 April, 2020 — By Calum Fraser

Emily Thornberry CREDIT LINDA GROVE

EMILY Thornberry’s son’s bike was allegedly stolen this morning (Wednesday) while he was delivering food parcels as a volunteer.

The Islington South and Finsbury MP tweeted about the incident today calling on the thief to “stop and think” about the fact that they have nicked the bike from someone who is trying to help vulnerable people during the coronavirus crisis.

It is understood that the bike was taken from outside of the St Lukes Community Centre in Central Street.

Ms Thornberry said: “Whoever stole my son’s bike from outside St Lukes Community Centre this morning, has taken it from a volunteer who was delivering food parcels to families in need. Maybe they should stop and think about that.”

The bike is made by Giant. It is grey with a rear pannier rake and two front gears.

The theft took place at about midday today, Miss Thornberry told the Tribune.

“It’s been reported to the police and there is CCTV,” she added.

This comes on the same day that the police said that they believed that Islington and Camden had “probably” experienced its first-ever day with “zero robberies, zero cycle enabled snatches, (and) zero moped enabled snatches”.

The Met has been contacted for a comment.

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