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Paralympian Crystal Lane's cycle 'stolen' from Stockport home

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Image caption Crystal Lane, pictured competing in the women's C5 3000m individual pursuit track cycling

Paralympic cyclist Crystal Lane has said her bike has been stolen from her home in Greater Manchester.

The 31-year-old won a silver and bronze medal at this summer's Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The Cervelo R5 cycle, which has been specially adapted, was allegedly taken from a shed at her home in Heaviley, Stockport, on Tuesday night.

Ms Lane tweeted an appeal for information in the hope the distinctive bike can be tracked down.

She told BBC Radio Manchester the equipment is "unique" and she needs it for training.

Anyone attempting to sell it would probably have to have it altered, she added.

"I'm hoping that they will have to take it to a bike shop to have it changed and hopefully that might flag it up," she said.

"It's very unfortunate. It had gone when we looked at seven in the morning.

"They must have done it really quietly as the dog didn't make a noise."

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