AN appeal has been launched after a number of high value mountain bikes were stolen near Wells. 

The bikes, which were stored in a garage attached to the address, were taken overnight between the hours of 8pm on Monday, August 3 and 8am on Tuesday, August 4.

The offender(s) removed roof tiles from the garage in order to gain access and open the door from the inside.

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police, said: "Six mountain bikes, thought to be worth around £25,000, were taken in what is believed to be a targeted attack. A chainsaw was also stolen.

"We’re issuing images of some of the bikes stolen – a LOOK 785 Huez, a specialized P3 and a Deviate Guide Mountain Bike.

"We’d ask anyone with information that could help with our investigation to call 101, quoting reference 5220174130."