A bike belonging to a seven-year-old girl was stolen from outside the family front door on Sunday evening.

It was taken from under the porch in Hellingly between 8pm and 7am Monday.

Mum Lucy Parker Gribble said: “Yes I know she shouldn’t have left it there but she rides it all the time. This picture was when she first got it and as I say well used so a few more scratches now!

It had a basket tied to the front which my son spotted this morning dumped in the hedge by Oast House close to ponds (didn’t twig at first and when he went back tonight that also was gone!).

So if anyone spots a bike dumped anywhere or anything suspicious please shout thank you!! It would make a little girl very happy to have it back.”