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Priest Fr Martin Magill appeals for return of his stolen bicycle

Fr Martin Magill has appealed for the return of his bike

PRIEST Fr Martin Magill has appealed for the return of his bicycle which he discovered had been stolen as he went to the aid of family who had lost a loved one.

The west Belfast cleric also said last night that he would "love the opportunity" to speak to the person who had taken it.

He said the red bike had been taken from Wellington Place in Belfast on Friday.

Fr Magill posted an appeal on Facebook in the hope that the bike would be returned to him.

"Wee favour please - my red bike was stolen from Wellington Place in Belfast on Friday pm. Wondering if any of my Facebook friends have a photo of me and my bike they might have taken at some point which I would circulate in the hope of getting it back," he said.

Fr Magill posted the appeal on social media

The priest later added that "even more than getting my bike back I would love the opportunity to talk to the person or people who stole it".

"I only discovered it was missing when I had a call from a police officer asking on behalf of a family for a priest to call with them after a family member had died," he wrote.

The appeal had last night already been shared widely with Fr Magill offered the lend of a bike.

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