As an addendum to yesterdays posting re my sons bike, I read yesterday that a local developer (same Police force area)had a £10k digger nicked from his site. When he reported it and even suggested that the Perpetrators might be from a newly located travelers camp, he was told that this level of crime was not a high enough priority to be investigated, they however issued him with a crime report number as they did my son, and say they would keep an eye out for it. Some chance unless they've got some good contacts in the Irish Garda.
As for sons bike, I've got a pretty good idea of the part of town where it has been dismantled and smuggled out to Lambourn (no doubt with the seat lowered). However thanks to his mate Jack, he now has a replacement, and thanks for the offers from all.