Spanish footballers have bikes stolen in Hereford

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TWO Spanish footballers – in Hereford for a pre-season coaching camp at Belmont Abbey – were the Real victims of a city centre bike theft on Sunday night.

The youngsters are part of a 55-strong group from Majorca who had been using rented bicycles to get to and from training each morning.

However thieves nabbed two of the bikes, hired from Hay-on-Wye’s Drover Cycles, from the Green Dragon’s car park at some time between 8.30pm on Sunday and 9am on Monday morning.

Drover Cycles’ Anna Heywood said: “It doesn’t show Hereford in a very good light.

“It’s really disappointing as the organisers run similar camps every year in Wales and the South West and they’ve never had any problems like this.

Between training, English lessons and cultural trips around the county, the young futbolistas have been using the bikes – which are worth more than £1000 – to get around in their free time.

Ms Heywood has asked anyone who spots the stolen bikes to get in touch with the police by calling 101.

One is a black and blue Saracen Mantra Pro mountain bike with a saddle pack, pump and bottle cage attached to the frame, numbered 911.

The other bike is a grey and white Saracen Mantra, with the number 10 on the frame.

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2:38pm Tue 8 Jul 14

B the B says...

Perhaps a lock would be useful. Oh hang on, do they want to play a friendly against HUFC ?
Perhaps a lock would be useful. Oh hang on, do they want to play a friendly against HUFC ? B the B
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3:23pm Tue 8 Jul 14

yokelyokel says...

" ....were the Real victims of a city centre bike theft on Sunday night."

I assume that the use of the word "Real" with a capital R is an attempt at humour by someone at the Hereford Times who sort of knows that it a Spanish word.

When anyone, let alone visitors from another country, are victims of crime in Hereford it is a matter for embarrassment and apology - not an opportunity to have a laugh. Or maybe because they are foreign we don't need to take it seriously?
" ....were the Real victims of a city centre bike theft on Sunday night." I assume that the use of the word "Real" with a capital R is an attempt at humour by someone at the Hereford Times who sort of knows that it a Spanish word. When anyone, let alone visitors from another country, are victims of crime in Hereford it is a matter for embarrassment and apology - not an opportunity to have a laugh. Or maybe because they are foreign we don't need to take it seriously? yokelyokel
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6:33pm Tue 8 Jul 14

mizza21 says...

Yokel I think (hope) you are reading too much into it.
I doubt very much whether the editorial team of Herefordshires finest weekly organ are au fait with the niceties of foreign speak.

I have never seen humour or irony expressed in the tone of these here pages.
Yokel I think (hope) you are reading too much into it. I doubt very much whether the editorial team of Herefordshires finest weekly organ are au fait with the niceties of foreign speak. I have never seen humour or irony expressed in the tone of these here pages. mizza21
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9:31pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Herefordian says...

Drover Cycles’ Anna Heywood said: “It doesn’t show Hereford in a very good light.

“It’s really disappointing as the organisers run similar camps every year in Wales and the South West and they’ve never had any problems like this.

Oh no? friend of mine had his locked motorcycle stolen from a car park in Hay on Wye during the Hay Festival 2 years ago. Eventually found in the Valleys
Drover Cycles’ Anna Heywood said: “It doesn’t show Hereford in a very good light. “It’s really disappointing as the organisers run similar camps every year in Wales and the South West and they’ve never had any problems like this. Oh no? friend of mine had his locked motorcycle stolen from a car park in Hay on Wye during the Hay Festival 2 years ago. Eventually found in the Valleys Herefordian
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