A GIN company says it is “thrilled” after its stolen delivery bike was found.

On Friday, The Argus reported that Rachel Blake, who delivers orders for Brighton Gin, had her bike stolen from Dyke Road on Tuesday.

Less than three days after our appeal was published, the green Post Office reclaimed bike was found in Upper North Street, Brighton.

Kathy Caton, who founded Brighton Gin in 2012, said the bike “needs some love” and that the branding looks like it has been deliberately scratched off.

She said: “Huge thanks to everyone who has been helping to find the gin bike. I can’t believe it, but it’s happened.

“It’s in tremendous need of some tender loving care and repair but it is found courtesy of a member of our brilliant community spotting it and letting us know.”

The Argus: Rachel Blake reported the Brighton Gin bike stolen last weekRachel Blake reported the Brighton Gin bike stolen last week

Kathy also thanked The Argus for helping to spread the word about the theft.

The bike is used by the company to delivery its orders of gin and gifts, as well as its own brand of hand sanitiser, which it started producing during the first lockdown.

The theft was reported to Sussex Police, who have asked anyone with any information to contact them online or call 101, quoting serial 0491.

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