AN ELECTRIC bike that is a transport lifeline for a Huntington's Disease sufferer has been stolen from outside a shop in Brighton.

The Haibike electric mountain bike, worth £4,000, was take from outside Luna Deli in London Road at about 12.15pm on Thursday.

The bike, which is black on the bottom and beige-and-white on top, was locked to a post outside the shop. The lock was cut and left at the scene.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to report online or call 101 quoting serial 645 of 29/11.