A soldier whose bike was stolen found it for sale on eBay – and discovered that the person selling it was a non-commissioned officer from his own barracks.
According to the Sunday People, the owner of the bike, worth £1,000, arranged to meet the would-be vendor in the hope of recovering his bike.
When he discovered the seller was a corporal from the Sir John Moore Barracks in Winchester, he reported him to the Royal Military Police, who made an arrest.
A source from the barracks told the newspaper: “The allegations are embarrassing for the base, but are being taken very seriously. The guy who had his bike pinched was absolutely furious, and set about a plan to get it back.
“Now the whole thing is being investigated. It’s the talk of the barracks. All internal theft is frowned upon in the forces. Military personnel should be able to trust each other implicitly.
“A corporal is helping officers with their inquiries. He could face severe consequences, including court martial or military prison.”
A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence added: “We can confirm that a soldier from ATR(W) [Army Training Regiment, Winchester] is under investigation for an alleged theft.
“The matter is being investigated by the Royal Military Police and it would be inappropriate to comment further while this is ongoing,” he added.
If you are a regular e-bay shopper then have a look at their guide on how to spot stolen bikes we also have our guide to finding a bargain from a genuine bike shop on there.
There seems to be a strong crossover between anti-LTN thinking and anti-vaxxers.
Or maybe a public call for mandatory pedestrian helmets (inside and outside use) - if it saves one life...
I bought this light after reading this review and it worked well for 2 or 3 months. I started to experience problems with the light running low...
Keep going, User - no such thing as 'no going back'! . Don't let the Bike Fascists silence you. .
It says she took up the sport aged 40 - six years ago - but I haven't been able to google how long ago she transitioned.
imagine my disappointment when I read "Drivers 'over the moon' with Bridgnorth Cliff Railway repair work finally set to start" I thought for one...
As a Marxist/Leninist/Fascist/Neo-contrapuntalist, I wish to complain at your cancel culture.
But it rather depends on identifiying the suspect, and how would they do that?
No worries. In NFBUK world shared paths will be banned, so that goes away and you are back in the road .