AN APPEAL has been launched after several bikes were stolen from a North Wales forest visitor centre.

Oneplanet Adventure in Llandegla called for the public's help after announcing that six people broke into its premises in the early hours of Saturday morning.

According to the firm, a number of bikes were taken and a "distinctive" van was driven away from the site.

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Examples, above and below, of the bikes taken. Images: Oneplanet Adventure

It is described as a white "luton" style van with dark green curtain sides and a union jack graphic above the cab.

A spokesman for the company said: "The van they were driving was very distinctive and someone on here must know who owns it.

"They also left us a sack of potatoes in return, making us believe that the van was quite possibly used for fruit and veg deliveries or something similar.

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"If anyone knows anything, please get in touch with us at the centre by calling 01978 751656 or emailing, or call the police on 101 quoting reference X079174.

"Needless to say, we are absolutely devastated by this.

"These guys knew what they were doing, and have almost certainly done this before and unless caught will do it again.

"Please help us make sure that doesn't happen."

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The company has released details of the bikes which have been taken, as well as some images. These include two Mondraker Crafty RR+, two Mondraker Crafty R+, a Santa Cruz 5010 C-S Model, a Yeti SB130 C-Series and a Nukeproof Mega-275-C-RS.

A spokesman for the business also thanked the public via Facebook for the support shown since the incident.

In a post, the spokesman said: "We have been absolutely blown away by your very kind comments and all the shares and posts of support on here and in person, it has been truly heartwarming.

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"Onwards and upwards - the sun is shining, the trails are drying out quickly and the visitor centre is back to its normal happy self again.

"You're only ever one bike ride away from a good mood. We hope to see you all soon."

A spokesman for North Wales Police said: "An investigation is underway. If anyone has any information about this incident they can contact police by calling 101 quoting the reference X079174."