Police have released images of a man suspected of stealing a bike from BHASVIC College.

The 18-year-old victim has his green Cannondale Trail bike locked up in the bikes shelter on Friday March 9, but when he returned at 5.30pm it was no longer there.

CCTV showed the suspect breaking the lock off the bike before walking off with it.

PC Paul Baker from the Hove Prevention team said: “We would like to hear from anyone who recognises the suspect, has any information about the theft or has been offered the bike for sell.”

Anyone with information about this theft should contact police online or call 101 quoting serial 602 of 11/03.

If you have any information about bike thefts in Brighton and Hove contact police online or call 101 quoting Operation Ensnare.

If you see a crime in action dial 999.

In the UK, a bicycle is stolen every minute and fewer than 5 per cent of those stolen bikes are returned to their owners.