A bicycle used in training by an Olympic gold medallist has been stolen during a burglary at his home in the West Didsbury area.
The bike, which belongs to Philip Hindes was not the same bike he rode when he won his Olympic gold medal recently but is used in training.
Police say thieves raided Mr Hindes' home between 7:30pm on August 23 and 11pm on August 26, using an unknown weapon to smash through the patio doors and the home, which was unoccupied at the time.
The home was also ransacked by the thieves who stole the keys to a blue Volkswagen Golf and drove off in. The car was later found burnt out on Princess Parkway.
The bicycle is described as being a Pinarello Paris - which is red, white and blue and has a 'Sky' sticker and Mr Hindes' name on. Mr Hindes' Gold medal was not stolen during the burglary.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact them by phoning 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.