Angry mum wants return of autistic son’s bike stolen from Livingston Marketplace


Brayden Uren on his Giant mountain bike, education assistant Marlese Classen and David Uren on his Giant TCR racing bike crossing the finish line after the Freeway Bike Hike.
Brayden Uren on his Giant mountain bike, education assistant Marlese Classen and David Uren on his Giant TCR racing bike crossing the finish line after the Freeway Bike Hike.

ANGRY mum Audrey Uren is calling for her son’s stolen bike to be returned because riding on weekends with his dad was one of his few interests, given her son has autism.

Brayden’s mountain bike was taken from a bike rack near the newsagency at Livingston Marketplace on Saturday at 1.30pm.

His father’s racing bike was also taken, she said.

“My husband is very fastidious. He uses a bike lock with a code and weaves it between the bikes and the helmets,” Mrs Uren said.

“We can only assume they had bolt cutters.”

There was no CCTV near the bike rack, she said, and two trolley collectors on break saw two people ride off in a hurry towards Ranford Road and the Livingston area.

Mr Uren’s bike is a white and blue carbon composite racing bike, and Brayden’s bike a Giant Boulder in black with a little toolkit on it.

Livingston Marketplace centre manager Glenn Page said an incident was reported to the security team at Livingston Marketplace about an alleged theft outside the centre, the security team undertook an initial investigation.

“As with any allegations of theft, we encourage people to contact the local police and report the incidents,” Mr Page said.

“We have CCTV on the majority of the external walkways at the centre, but there are some areas where there may be limited coverage, including externally facing to the centre.”

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