A MOUNTAIN bike has been stolen just before it was about to be given as a present to a boy for his 10th birthday.

The black Apollo Slant bike was taken after a shed on Brentwood Drive, Farnworth was broken into on Monday September 20 between 5am and 5.30am.

Police are now appealing for anyone who may know anything about the theft to come forward.

A GMP spokesperson said: "Unfortunately the boy has not had the chance to enjoy his present and is devastated that someone has taken it."

They added: "Let's get this bike back to its rightful owner."

Officers say that the bike can be identified by the red and white stickers across the frame

Anyone with any information can email 16533@gmp.police.uk.