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Lewis Oliva’s stolen Olympic cycling shoes found in alleyway by member of public

This article is originally from Cycling Week

24 hours after they were stolen, a member of the public found track sprinter Lewis Oliva’s shoes in an alleyway in Cardiff

Robert Davies with Lewis Oliva’s shoes Credit: South Wales Police

Track sprinter Lewis Oliva’s unique Olympic cycling shoes have been found by a member of the public in an alleyway 24 hours after they were stolen.

The specialist carbon-fibre shoes were stolen from a car belonging to fellow track cyclist Ciara Horne’s car on Tuesday.

A thief smashed the side window of Horne’s Volvo as it was parked near the University Hospital of Wales. They removed a bag containing Oliva’s shoes.

Lewis Oliva’s carbon-fibre track shoe. Photo: Ciara Horne/Twitter

A widespread appeal asking people to look out for the distinctive footwear via social media and in the press came up with a result.

South Wales Police reported on Wednesday evening that Rob Davies had found them in a back lane and recognised them. Davies contacted police, and they collected them for return to Oliva.

Good news – the shoes have been found. Member of the public found them earlier today discarded in a back lane. @swpcardiff officers doing house to house & are making arrangements to return them asap ^ajh https://t.co/1BqzpcQAqt

— SW Police Cardiff (@swpcardiff) January 10, 2018

“Good news – the shoes have been found. Member of the public found them earlier today discarded in a back lane. @swpcardiff officers doing house to house & are making arrangements to

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