E-bike theft leads to armed police response in Swindon

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crime, which took place on Sunday

Police tape
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Armed police were called to the scene of an e-bike robbery in Swindon on Monday evening, 29 August, after a man was the victim of a suspected armed robbery.

The victim, who had his young child with him at the time, was assaulted during the robbery and sustained injuries to his head and face during the incident at Rivermead Skate Park on Rivermead Drive.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.