POLICE are hoping to indentify a man who they believe may have a connection with the investigation of a £1,200 mountain bike stolen from Heddon-on-the-Wall.

The investigation was launched after an offender approached the farmhouse outside of Bays Leap Farm House, on Military Road and stole the bike between 4.30am and 5.30am on Wednesday, November 1.

Now, as part of their enquiries, officers have identified a man who they would like to trace in connection with the investigation.

He was seen in the area at the time and could have information that can assist officers.

The man, or anyone who recognises him, is asked to contact police via the ‘Report’ page of the Northumbria Police website or by calling 101 quoting crime number 137691B/23.